ARRS Webinar to Examine Ways to Improve Patient Safety by Reducing Interpretive Errors in Diagnostic Imaging

For Immediate Release

Leesburg, VA, August 23, 2017—Interpretive errors in diagnostic imaging and their potential solutions, as well as a framework to improve patient safety, will be discussed in a September 20 webinar hosted by ARRS.

In the webinar, coauthor Dr. Elizabeth Krupinski of Emory University will discuss her American Journal of Roentgenology article, “Systemic Error in Radiology,” published in the September 2017 issue of AJR.

  • WHO: Speaker: Elizabeth Krupinski, Emory University. Moderator: James Provenzale, Duke University Medical Center, section editor for the AJR Neuroradiology/Head and Neck Imaging section.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, September 20 at Noon Eastern Time.
  • WHAT: The study examines how interpretive errors in diagnostic imaging can result in significant patient morbidity and mortality, but the importance of errors and process failures in the imaging cycle other than during image interpretation is underappreciated. In the article, the authors describe these errors and potential solutions, providing a framework to improve patient safety and understand the changing roles of radiologists beyond image interpretation.
  • REGISTRATION: ARRS members may attend free of charge; nonmember price is $99. This AJR Live Webinar offers 1 CME Credit. Registration is required at
  • MEDIA REGISTRATION: For accredited media representatives wishing to view the webinar, contact Mike Mason, ARRS Communications Manager, at mmason@arrs or 703-858-4332.

Founded in 1900, ARRS is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States, and is an international forum for progress in radiology. The Society's mission is to improve health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills in radiology. ARRS achieves its mission through an annual scientific and educational meeting, publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) and InPractice magazine, topical symposia and webinars, and print and online educational materials. ARRS is located in Leesburg, VA.