Common Mistakes in Pediatric Radiology


Assistant Professor of Radiology Ali-Asghar Children Hospital Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS)



Radiological imaging is an essential part of patient management. There are many mistakes and pitfalls that are commonly encountered during pediatric imaging examination that could arise from anatomic or physiologic variants of pediatric anatomy, artifacts, operator misunderstanding or inexperienced performance.
An  awareness  of  these  pitfalls  and underlying causes can improve diagnostic accuracy and helps to optimize management and reduce misdiagnosis and psychological effects on the patients and their families.
In this presentation, I discuss common mistakes which could become a source of confusion and misdiagnosis in pediatric imaging as well as some tools for avoiding potential mistakes