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Misuse of the Term PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 20 February 2016 17:00
Many radiologists use the term nonspecific when the appearance of a finding could be attributed to a number of etiologies. This term is part of the radiology lexicon and is appropriate if used in the proper context. However, when it is misused, referring clinicians may perceive radiologists to be hedging on their responsibility or, worse, that the use of nonspecific reflects a lack of confidence or even incompetence.

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