There are different objective and subjective factors having an influence on interpretation of result of human body examination by means of diagnostic imaging methods. In report the examples of the most important and common diagnostic errors in patients suspect – or having tumor lesions in musculo-skeletal system are presented. Demonstrated cases were divided into two groups:
- patients with posttraumatic injuries, inflammatory changes, benign tumors or developing abnormalities in those delayed proper diagnosis did not have negative influence on final result of treatment,
- patients with malignant tumors in those wrong interpretation of images had dramatic influence on the treatment and eventual fatal fate.
As a reason of misinterpretation the authors regard among different: bad quality of examinations, lacking knowledge, carelessness or perhaps presumptions.
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