Clinicians’ expectations frame examination of X-rays

A study has found that the expectation of finding cancer nodules in an X-ray leads radiologists to increase eye movements, which could lead to decreased efficiency in higher prevalence expectation rates. The study authors expressed concern that the tendency could lead to extra fatigue during long reporting sessions. The findings rebut the theory that pre-conceived ideas about what to was wrong with a patient skew how clinicians read X-rays.

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