Pitfalls in Diagnostic Radiology

  • Wilfred C. G. Peh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Imaging Modality and Technique Pitfalls

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ryan K. L. Lee, Stella S. Y. Ho, James F. Griffith
      Pages 3-21
    3. Daniel Thomas Ginat, Rajiv Gupta
      Pages 23-38
    4. Helmut Rumpel, Ling Ling Chan
      Pages 39-63
    5. David Chee Eng Ng, Winnie Wing Chuen Lam, Anthony Soon Whatt Goh
      Pages 65-86
    6. Darren Klass, Peter L. Munk
      Pages 87-108
    7. Giuseppe Guglielmi, Fabio Ferrari, Alberto Bazzocchi
      Pages 109-132
    8. Mary E. Roddie
      Pages 133-142
  3. System-Based Imaging Pitfalls

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Mihra S. Taljanovic, Kevin Hoover
      Pages 145-183
    3. Hong Chou, Dinesh Rambachan Singh, Wilfred C. G. Peh
      Pages 185-216
    4. C. C. Tchoyoson Lim, Mahendran Nadarajah
      Pages 217-245
    5. Pailin Kongmebhol
      Pages 247-276
    6. Juntima Euathrongchit, Ashish Chawla
      Pages 277-318
    7. Isabel Oliva, Clint Jokerst, Ryan Avery
      Pages 319-341
    8. Raghuram Lakshminarayan, Duncan F. Ettles
      Pages 343-359
    9. Cher Heng Tan, Gervais Khin-Lin Wansaicheong
      Pages 361-400
    10. Helen Bungay, Dipanjali Mondal
      Pages 401-417
    11. Ania Z. Kielar, Nicola Schieda, Matthew D. McInnes
      Pages 419-444
    12. Chiou Li Ong, Edwin Wee Hong Thia
      Pages 445-466
    13. Trishna Ramesh Shimpi, Khin Yadanar Thein, Ee Sin Ang, Maria Helena Siqueira Mendonça, Visnja Baksa Reynolds
      Pages 467-494
    14. Shabana Rasheed, Annemieke Simone Littooij, Harvey James Eu Leong Teo
      Pages 495-526
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 527-543

About this book


The practice of diagnostic radiology has become increasingly complex, with the use of numerous imaging modalities and division into many subspecialty areas. It is becoming ever more difficult for subspecialist radiologists, general radiologists, and residents to keep up with the advances that are occurring year on year, and this is particularly true for less familiar topics. Failure to appreciate imaging pitfalls often leads to diagnostic error and misinterpretation, and potential medicolegal problems. Diagnostic errors may be due to various factors such as inadequate imaging technique, imaging artifacts, failure to recognize normal structures or variants, lack of correlation with clinical and other imaging findings, and poor training or inexperience. Many, if not most, of these factors are potentially recognizable, preventable, or correctable.

This textbook, written by experts from reputable centers across the world, systematically and comprehensively highlights the pitfalls that may occur in diagnostic radiology. Both pitfalls specific to different modalities and techniques and those specific to particular organ systems are described with the help of numerous high-quality illustrations. Recognition of these pitfalls is crucial in helping the practicing radiologist to achieve a more accurate diagnosis.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wilfred C. G. Peh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyKhoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra HealthSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44168-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44169-5
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