Medico-Legal Radiology


  • William Hare, AO, MD, DDR(Melb), FRACP, FRACR, FRCR(London), DDU, Professor Emeritus of Radiology, University of Melbourne, Honorary Member, Radiological Society of North America

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Radiologists are sued for all sorts of reasons - but particularly when diagnoses are missed - and in compensation cases their reports can be critical in determining the outcome. Medico-Legal Radiology describes over 100 cases from the author’s personal experience as an expert witness, and makes suggestions for reducing risk and tailoring report-writing to the legal environment.
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Practising radiologists; trainee radiologists


Book information

  • Published: September 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-3831-2

Table of Contents


1. Lawmakers and Legal Processes

2. Radiologists and the Law

3. Interpretation of Diagnostic Images

4. Writing Reports

5. Breast Cancer

6. The Lungs

7. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

8. Bones Joints and Soft Tissues

9. Back Pain

10. The Neck

11. Brain and Spinal Cord

12. The Abdomen

13. The Circulation

14. Forensic Radiology


A. Medical Boards of Australia and New Zealand

B. Medical Defence Organisations