Defining the error rate of radiologic examinations is challenging. In a 2013 article in the American Journal of Roentgenology, the authors claimed a real-time error rate of 3-4% and a retrospective error rate of up to 30%*.
In day-to-day business, it can be hard to give an accurate diagnosis. In this situation, telemedicine can help with radiology reports and on-demand online second opinion readings.
*Source: Cognitive and system factors contributing to diagnostic errors in radiology; Cindy S Lee, Paul G Nagy, Sallie J Weaver, David E Newman-Toker; DOI: 10.2214/AJR.12.10375