A false radiography is a medical exam in which the radiologist’s examination has been performed in a way that leaves patients feeling that their symptoms are more serious than they actually are.
While false radiographs are uncommon, many doctors and hospitals have come to rely on them to make diagnosis, even if they are misleading.
So, here are some things to keep in mind.
False radiography can be a big red flag.
The doctor performing the exam can often tell that something is wrong with the patient, and can tell the radiographer to do more testing.
In this case, the radiographic technician could have done more testing on the patient or had a more detailed examination of the patient’s chest.
False-diagnosis cases have a number of signs and symptoms.
A person may be ill, not very well, or feeling sick, for example.
The symptoms could include pain in the chest, chest pain, fever, cough, headache, or nausea.
In the first stage of a false-diagnoses, the patient may be unaware of what’s going on.
In many cases, they’re not even aware that the radiogram was performed at all.
False diagnostic errors can lead to dangerous consequences.
A false-radiology diagnosis can lead the patient to a potentially fatal situation.
A common scenario is for someone who is not ill to be admitted to a hospital with serious respiratory symptoms and end up in the intensive care unit.
This is when the radiograph reveals that the patient is actually suffering from chest pain and has severe respiratory distress.
In some cases, the respiratory distress can lead directly to death.
When a false diagnosis leads to death, the radiology technician may even have to admit the patient back into the intensive-care unit, where he will be left to die.
False Radiography can also lead to more serious medical problems.
The patient can experience chest pain during the exam.
The radiologist may also discover that a chest x-ray was performed on a patient who has not died.
The x-rays revealed severe heart and lung disease.
A true radiology diagnostic has the potential to cause the death of the radiologic technician and may lead to the death or permanent impairment of the radiologist’s ability to perform radiological tests.
If the patient dies, the life-threatening conditions may go untreated for many years.
A radiology diagnosis is not a diagnostic tool to help diagnose medical problems or to treat medical conditions.
Radiographers need to be aware of the risks and benefits of their medical work.