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Last week we learned of an indictment of a hospital worker who allegedly faked negative results for 1,289 mammograms at Perry Hospital in Perry, Georgia. The question we ask is how could a tech be the only person to have looked at the results?
What people seem to miss in the health care debate is that the system needs to have checks and balances for patient safety. The complete lack of oversight by the radiologist and hospital is the only way that a technician gets away with issuing mammogram reports that are totally false. Radiology tests that are done locally in the Pittsburgh area are commonly interpreted by a person in another country. The timely diagnosis of cancer is frequently based upon radiographic tests like mammograms, CTs and MRIs.