Radiologists routinely underestimate severity of rib fractures on CT

Aug 29, 2021 Radiology Updates

Radiologists routinely underestimate the severity of rib fractures on CT, surgeons claim in a new single-center study published this month. There is a significant discrepancy between how surgeons and radiologists describe the number, patterns and severity of rib displacement. 

Surgeons need to evaluate CT scans themselves in order to appropriately decide management strategies and (surgical stabilization of rib fractures) indications.

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