Table 1

Table detailing the radiographic examinations most likely to give rise to a discrepancy in interpretation between the emergency and radiology departments. A discrepancy occurred when a radiograph that was considered normal by ED staff was reported as abnormal by the radiology department

Discrepant radiographic interpretations
Radiographic examinationTotal number of examinations performedNumber%
Finger615203.3
Toe12143.3
Ankle976272.8
Thumb28682.8
Facial bones20352.5
Foot872182.1
Shoulder42592.1
Scaphoid19342.1
Elbow42081.9
Wrist924171.8
Hand690121.7
Knee47881.7
Cervical spine36341.1
Chest1715160.9
All others3468150.4
Total117491751.5