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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

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Diagnostic errors in computed tomography outsourcing: Analysis of a single center (pp. 968-72)

Diagnostic errors in computed tomography outsourcing: Analysis of a single center (pp. 968-72)

Erdal Karavas1, Erkan Hirik2
1Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Mengücek Gazi Research and Training Hospital, Department of Radiology, Erzincan, Turkey
2Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Mengücek Gazi Research and Training Hospital, Department of Urology, Erzincan, Turkey

Abstract
Aim: The reporting of medical imaging with outsourcing is used by many hospitals in Turkey. The aim of this study was to evaluate outsourced computed tomography (CT) reports and determine any errors made.
Material and Methods: The study was planned with a prospective design. The reports of the CT tests taken during 2017 by an outsourced company of 35 randomly selected patients were compared. In the comparison, findings which could lead to a change in diagnosis and treatment were labelled as “significant” and findings which would not lead to a change in diagnosis and treatment were labelled as “non-significant”. Findings reported in the study comparison but not mentioned or written incorrectly in the outsourced company report were classified as “absence” and any finding that was written but not present was labelled as “extra”.
Results: The study included the examsimages and reports of 35 patients, comprising 18 (51.4%) males and 17 (48.6%) females with a mean age of 49.37± 23.66 years. A major error was found in 27 (77%) cases. No statistically significant difference was determined in the significant, non-significant, absent and extra data according to patient age (p>0.05).
Conclusion: There should be an implementation of regulations for clinicians to be able to re-use the diagnostic algorithm. Residential employment of radiologists should be encouraged rather than outsourcing.
Keywords: Radiology; outsourcing; teleradiology; diagnostic errors; misdiagnosis.
   

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doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.03.150

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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.

 

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