Study: Radiologists miss CJD in most cases

04/17/2010 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Researchers at the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California in San Francisco, a major referral facility for suspected cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, found that general radiologists reviewing magnetic resonance imaging results were not able to identify the disease in 65% of cases. Most of the cases later were confirmed by specialist radiologists. The findings indicate that radiologists need to be more familiar with the characteristics of the disease in order to improve diagnostic accuracy.

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