Unread second-opinion radiology reports waste health care resources

According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), 537 of 4,696 second-opinion reports–11.4%, likely underestimated, too–were not read by a clinician. The imaging modality with the highest rate of not being read was sonography (62.5%), the requesting specialty with the highest rate was pediatrics (33.8%), and the radiologic subspecialty with the highest rate was interventional radiology (52.2%).