A British surgeon has revealed the most common surgical procedures performed in the country in 2020.
He said he was shocked to discover that the most commonly used ultrasound images were used to diagnose pancreatic stenosis and appendicitis in only 7.5% of cases.
Dr. Andrew Wilson, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, revealed that the images used for diagnosing pancreatic and other conditions were “just plain wrong”.
“I thought it was just a coincidence,” he told News24.
“The ultrasound image for a case like appendicita or pancreatic was wrong in less than 10% of patients.”
So when I saw that, I was shocked.
“I just thought it’s a matter of time before somebody gets a false diagnosis.”
Dr Wilson said the images were often based on poor judgement and were often inaccurate.
When doctors see the images, they are not thinking, “I need a more accurate ultrasound image”.
Dr Andrew Wilson has revealed some of the most popular diagnostic procedures performed worldwide in the first half of 2020.