272 patients have been recalled for repeat imaging following the completion of the scan review at University Hospital Kerry.
The South/South West Hospital Group confirmed the number of patients recalled following the review of over 46 thousand scans at the hospital.
The number of patients identified, who’ve had a missed or delayed diagnosis, remains at ten.
The review of scans read by a former consultant radiologist from March 2016 to last July 2017 was ordered following three cases of delayed diagnoses coming forward last Summer.
The South / South-West Hospital Group confirmed to Radio Kerry News that all 46,235 images have now been audited.
This accounts for 26,756 individual patients.
A ‘Clinical Subgroup’ will continue to review any patients referred by the audit team – to date 272 patients have been recalled for repeat imaging.
The completed audit is subject to a further quality assurance process and this and the work of the Clinical Subgroup will be completed by the end of March.