Q: Are radiologists free to be careless, by not putting 'all that may be wrong' on reports?
The CT shows one side is more dense than 6 months ago, the brain sinus hyperattenuations are not mentioned. Dr.'s do not or can not view radiological films, due to being 'overridden' by what the radiologist says.
A: No medical professional, or other professional, for that matter, has free license to be careless. The premise is that they will act diligently, thoroughly, professionally, and exercise their best medical judgment in examining films and outlining their findings. Are some more thorough than others? Yes. Is it possibly for one radiologist reading an MRI or CT to identify findings that another might not see? Yes.
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