Monday, June 6, 2011

Clarity

I'm reviewing some records today, and found this quote:

"This EEG is normal. But it may also be abnormal."

16 comments:

Captain Crab said...

Kinda sounds like what some people think of me.

Mr Mobius said...

Do they let med students write in reports?

Sounds like a written form of what most of us say when presented an ECG or EEG or any other thing that requires interpretation.

Anonymous said...

Schrodinger strikes again.

Anonymous said...

(Optional upgrade extra.)

The Mother said...

CYA? In a big way?

lbparker said...

Doctor G, please tell me that was some other doctor's comment, and not yours! :)

PGYx said...

One must leave room for other possibilities, new frontiers, and a repeat seizure(-like) episode.

DixieLaurel said...

Ya gotta cover all the bases.

terri c said...

The patient is alive. But he might be dead.

Lois said...

Its normal if the patient is abnormal? ;^D

dr_dredd said...

Well, I'm glad we've got that settled.

Anonymous said...

Abnormal is the new normal.

kate said...

They're just covering all of their bases....right?

ndenunz said...

Since when are radiologists reading EEGs?

Yoav said...

Typical EEG report is something like 'There is a focus of alpha wave activity at 3 Hz in the parietal lobe and a focus of delta wave activity at 10 Hz etc. etc." which goes on for three quarters of a page in closely typed script, then at the bottom is a clinical interpretation which says:

"Within normal limits."

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

I've NEVER seen contradictary statements in Radiology.

Signed,

Sonographer

 
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