The detection of abnormality is primarily made during the real-time survey of the targeted area of the body. If no abnormalities are found, images are documented as specified in each protocol for the patient's record. Close adherence to the suggested sequence will help prevent omissions and contribute to efficiency during the interpretation by radiologists. It is, however, the responsibility of the person performing the study to extend the exam to answer all clinical questions and to document all pathology that is detected.
Please note: These are standardized clinical imaging protocols, and may be modified for any individual patient or exam as clinically warranted.