Friday, December 18, 2009

Beware of Voice Recognition Software for Reading Chest X-Rays

You might get something like this:
"Single view.

There are no prior studies for comparison. The heart is mildly enlarged. The ovarian veins are engorged area.

"The increased density in the medial portion of the right base may be parenchymal or due to vascular structures. The remainder of the lungs is air. No effusion."
Um, did I miss something in medical school?



1 comment:

Michael Kirsch, M.D. said...

I recall receiving back a dictation regarding a jaundiced patient and I was wondering who Billy Ruben was?