Terminology for our times: Excluding every diagnosis is not necessary

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.166-a (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:166
  1. William Stevenson (wtjs@ouvip.com), consultant radiologist
  1. X -Ray Department, Burnley General Hospital, Burnley, Lancashire BB10 2PQ

    EDITOR—The acronym VOMIT, coined by Hayward,1 should undergo the substitution of “investigational” for “imaging,” since cautions apply to such tests as urine analysis for microscopic haematuria. If more tests are performed on a normal patient, the chance of an abnormal result increases.

    Requesters of tests should examine their motives, particularly in …

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