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The radiology report in child abuse

Authors
  • Strouse, Peter J.1
  • Peréz-Rosselló, Jeannette M.2
  • Moreno, Joëlle A.3
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Michigan Medicine, 1540 E. Hospital Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-4252, USA , Ann Arbor (United States)
  • 2 Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA , Boston (United States)
  • 3 Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA , Miami (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric Radiology
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
May 17, 2021
Volume
51
Issue
6
Pages
1065–1069
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00247-020-04920-w
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

The radiology report in a case of suspected child abuse is both a medical and a legal document. Such reports should be thorough, specific, well-constructed and without error. Structured templates and standardized reporting contribute to completeness, consistency and communication. Here, the authors discuss common reporting errors. Radiologists should be prepared that the radiology report in a case of suspected child abuse is likely to be used in court.

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