- 23415 x-ray examinations of the skull performed in an emergency department were examined retrospectively. The results show that it is wrong and dangerous, for medical-legal reasons, to perform x-ray examinations of the skull systematically in institutions where CT is available, as: - the uselessness of the examination, also for legal purposes, has been demonstrated; - its cost is twice the CT examination, on average; - the radiologist's and the technician's demotivation compromises the diagnostic effectiveness in every case; - the unmotivated use of CT and hospitalization becomes more frequent; - the execution time is wasted and not useable otherwise; - the deleterious sectorialization between abdominal and cerebral radiologists hampers the global and overall evaluation of the traumatised patient; - radioprotection reasons press for a more cautious use of radiation.

Managing analysis on X-ray examination in head injuries

BRUNESE, Luca;
1997

Abstract

- 23415 x-ray examinations of the skull performed in an emergency department were examined retrospectively. The results show that it is wrong and dangerous, for medical-legal reasons, to perform x-ray examinations of the skull systematically in institutions where CT is available, as: - the uselessness of the examination, also for legal purposes, has been demonstrated; - its cost is twice the CT examination, on average; - the radiologist's and the technician's demotivation compromises the diagnostic effectiveness in every case; - the unmotivated use of CT and hospitalization becomes more frequent; - the execution time is wasted and not useable otherwise; - the deleterious sectorialization between abdominal and cerebral radiologists hampers the global and overall evaluation of the traumatised patient; - radioprotection reasons press for a more cautious use of radiation.
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