Review of Northwest Radiology Images Complete
A review of more than 8400 radiology exams from Mills Memorial Hospital, conducted over a four-month period, is now complete.
Northern Health says a group of radiologists at Vancouver General re-read images originally read by one radiologist between last October and January of this year.
Results have been shared with physicians and their patients.
Northern Health spokesperson Eryn Collins says 10.3 per cent of the images resulted in a different interpretation that is considered "clinically significant."
"While that means that there were differences that had the potential to alter the follow-up and/or treatment that would have been done by a physician with the patient, it doesn't necessarily mean that there are clinical concerns or that there would have been any adverse health impacts to the people affected," she said.
Collins says the imaging tests are not the only factor considered when a physician makes a patient diagnosis.
The radiologist involved -- Doctor Claude Vezina -- remains on voluntary leave while the Northern Health Medical Advisory Committee considers its next steps.