Does it matter who does ultrasound examination of the gall bladder?

Allen-Mersh, Timothy G.; Motson, Roger W.; Hately, William
August 1985
British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);8/10/1985, Vol. 291 Issue 6492, p389
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study of the performance of gall bladder ultrasound in a radiology department where gall bladder ultrasound is routinely performed by different radiologists and whether there was operator variability between the ultrasonographers performing the scans. It cites the five category of scans used in the study including equivocal scans. One of the difficulties in assessment of ultrasound performance is patient selection. It observes wide variation between ultrasonographers in the proportion of incorrect results.


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