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  • Disclosure of Radiological Error

  • Answer to Question 1 is B 

    (most would disclose the error only if asked by the patient). 

    This hypothetical clinical vignette was presented to a cohort of practicing breast imagers in a survey published in Radiology in 2009 (1).

    To date, it is the only empirical study of radiologists’ attitudes about error disclosure. When asked how likely these radiologists would be to disclose this hypothetical mammography error to the patient, 9% of the 243 respondents reported “definitely not,” 51% “only if asked by the patient,” 26% “probably,” and 14% “definitely.” 

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