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Table 1 Patient’s reasons for claims in different radiology modalities

From: Investigating errors in medical imaging: medical malpractice cases in Finland

Patient’s reasons for the claims Delayed diagnosis Incorrect or inadequate diagnosis Incorrect or inadequate examination Medical malpractice, accident Medical malpractice, infection or complication Delayed medical treatment Total
n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Radiography 85 50.0 56 32.9 4 2.4 7 4.1 13 7.6 5 2.9 170 16.1
Computed tomography 27 26.2 18 17.5 8 7.8 3 2.9 38 36.9 9 8.7 103 9.8
Imaging 42 25.9 51 31.5 12 7.4 6 3.7 42 25.9 9 5.5 162 15.4
Ultrasound 27 43.5 15 24.2 11 17.7 0 0.0 8 12.9 1 1.6 62 5.9
Interventional radiologya 1 1.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 91 91.9 1 1.0 99 9.4
Mammography and screening mammography 218 69.4 35 11 27 8.6 7 2.2 26 8.3 1 0.3 314 29.8
Diagnostic and therapeutic vascular radiology 4 2.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 1.4 137 95.1 1 0.7 144 13.6
Total 404 38.3 177 16.8 64 6 27 2.6 355 33.7 27 2.6 1054 100
  1. aBiliary intervention, catheter placement, genitourinary, pain management, contrast-enhanced and fluoroscopy examinations