Researchers: Bring Polaroid of Yourself Next Time You Need to Get an X-Ray

Next time you have a Mammogram, or need an X-Ray interpreted, bring along a picture of yourself.

Researchers found when a picture of the patient was clipped to their X-Ray scans; the radiologist was more likely to conduct a thorough exam of the images.

For the study, radiologists examined medical images with a patient photo attached, and then re-scanned the same images three months later without the picture.

Researchers found 80 percent of the incidental findings originally detected was not picked up when they were re-examined.


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