Activity ID



June 22, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)


As specialists who are closely involved in the process of diagnosing patients’ conditions (often serious ones), radiologists have a comparatively high malpractice liability risk, and the top allegation in claims against them is that they have made an error in diagnosis. The diagnostic process can be affected by cognitive and systems errors. Researchers have identified strategies that can help reduce both cognitive and systems errors, and adopting some of their recommendations may help reduce risk for radiologists.

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Educational Objectives

Describe the liability risk for diagnostic radiology as compared to other specialties
Identify examples of cognitive and system errors that can interfere with correct diagnoses
Describe and adopt specific strategies to reduce the risks that cognitive or systems errors will obstruct or delay correct diagnoses


Radiology, system factors


Medical Knowledge

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

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