The Donut of Truth
Camilo Aguilar, Richard Gunderman
J Am Coll Radiol . 2022 Aug;19(8):992-993. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2022.04.004. Epub 2022 May 21.
It has become increasingly common for physicians and other health professionals to refer to CT and MRI scanners as “donuts of truth.” For example, “The history and physical examination were equivocal, and we really could not decide what was going on, but we were worried that it could be an acute problem, so we sent the patient to the donut of truth, and 30 minutes later we had the answer.” On this account, CT and MRI have developed reputations as oracles that health professionals rely on to tell them what is going on with their patients. Yet there are inaccuracies in this portrait of radiology, some of which could redound to the harm of patients.
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