Radiology guidelines could be improved

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.329c (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:329
  1. M Dudley
  1. 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 …

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