It’s important for emergency physicians to know how to read and interpret the many radiographic studies they order. “Unfortunately, many emergency physicians may feel uncomfortable making interpretations based on insufficient training or practice during the course of their career,” said Teresa S. Wu, MD, FACEP, director of the emergency ultrasound program and fellowships at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix and the simulation curriculum director and associate professor in emergency medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.
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To help remedy this, Dr. Wu will lead the session “Ten Most Commonly Missed Radiographic Findings in the ED.”
According to Dr. Wu, missing subtle radiographic findings can lead to patient dissatisfaction as well as lawsuits. “During this session, I hope to provide useful tips and tricks on how to see and interpret commonly missed radiographic findings we encounter in emergency settings,” Dr. Wu said.
She will review examples of real-life cases where early detection can lead to better patient outcomes and cover cases where missed interpretations led to disastrous consequences.
Audience members will have the chance to participate and share their own background knowledge.
“The more you see, the more you will know,” Dr. Wu said.