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Poor interpretation of chest X-rays by junior doctors

Janus Mølgaard Christiansen1, Oke Gerke2, 3 , Jens Karstoft4 & Poul Erik Andersen4 FROM: 1) Department of Radiology, Hospital of South-west Jutland, 2) Department of Nuclear Medicine, Odense University Hospital, 3) Centre of Health Economics Research, University of South Denmark, 4) Department of Radiology, Odense University Hospital
INTRODUCTION Studies targeting medical students and junior doctors have shown that their radiological skills are insufficient. Despite the widespread use of chest X-ray; however, a study of Danish junior doctors’ skills has not previously been performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 22 participants perused a standardised series of ten chest X-rays. The test used a multiple-choice form for each image, and the clinical data and the tentative diagnosis of each image were also made available to the participants. For each image, the participant chose a single primary diagnosis; and for ea...
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