Errors, discrepancies and underlying bias in radiology with case examples: a pictorial review

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ÖNDER Ö., Yarasir Y., Azizova A., DURHAN G., ONUR M. R., ARIYÜREK O. M.

INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING, vol.12, no.1, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13244-021-00986-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Medical errors, Bias, Diagnostic errors, Diagnostic &#305, maging, Radiology
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Interpretation differences between radiologists and diagnostic errors are significant issues in daily radiology practice. An awareness of errors and their underlying causes can potentially increase the diagnostic performance and reduce individual harm. The aim of this paper is to review both the classification of errors and the underlying biases. Case-based examples are presented and discussed for each type of error and bias to provide greater clarity and understanding.