Radiology guidelines could be improvedBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.329c (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:329
- M Dudley
- Senior registrar Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF
EDITOR,--Radiologist's suggestions to help reduce unnecessary x ray examinations in patients prescribing to accident and emergency departments have been welcome. Eugene McNally and colleagues suggest that this reduction can be sustained by the use of posters.1 I am concerned, however, about the content of the two examples of their posters shown in their paper.
The poster illustrating the guidelines for x ray examination of the skull states, “Do not x-ray patients who are to be admitted.” A linear fracture is important …