Mirror‐Image Reversal of Coronal Computed Tomography Scans

  title={Mirror‐Image Reversal of Coronal Computed Tomography Scans},
  author={Derek Schmidt and Rick M. Odland},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
Objectives/Hypothesis: Mirror‐image reversal of coronal computed tomography (CT) scans can be a significant problem in patient care, potentially leading to wrong‐sided surgery and malpractice suits. There is no literature describing the problem of mirror‐image reversal of coronal CT scans. Generally, medical errors are not widely published: however, with the emphasis on reduction of errors in medicine, this topic should be openly discussed. 

Medicolegal issues in endoscopic sinus surgery.

Wrong-site sinus surgery in otolaryngology

  • R. ShahB. Nussenbaum D. Roberson
  • Medicine
    Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2010

Computer Automated Detection of Head Orientation for Prevention of Wrong-Side Treatment Errors

A fully automated algorithm for computing patient head orientation from the image data and detecting errors in image orientation labeling will enable errors in orientation labeling to be corrected at their source when they occur, thus preventing later medical treatment errors related to laterality.

An innovative approach to supplement the teaching of the spatial gross anatomy relationships of muscles to undergraduates in health sciences

A novel method to promote S&3D skills in the learning of the musculature of the upper and lower limb was developed and evaluated, and subsequently evaluated among 120 first‐year Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy undergraduate students at the University of Cape Town.

Wrong site surgery in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery

Wrong site surgery has received high public awareness this past decade, yet discussion specific to otolaryngology is limited.


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Reliability of left and right indicators in CT scanning of the head. Case report.

A case is described in which incorrect preliminary programming of a computerized tomography (CT) machine caused transposition of the left- and right-side indicators in a CT scan, which led to

Wrong-side surgery: systems for prevention.

  • M. Bernstein
  • Medicine
    Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie
  • 2003
A case of a wrong-sided surgery is described as a platform to summarize the available literature with an emphasis on strategies to prevent such errors from harming patients.