Most parents are familiar with Where's Waldo™, a series of books in which
Waldo, a bespectacled boy in a red and white striped shirt, is hidden in a very
busy picture. Children can spend a long time finding Waldo, but once they do, the
books lose interest, because finding him the second time is so easy. Radiologists
are professional searchers. Once they see something, it is impossible for them to
'unsee' it. The expert reviewer who sees a nodule, or glances at the report discussing
follow-up scanning cannot ignore the information, even should he wish to.
Cleareview addresses the learning effect as well.
Because the reviewer does not know which is the exam at issue, the original finding
that has resulted in the lawsuit is not identified, and cannot be imprinted on the
radiologists’ retina. In addition, our mode of presentation provides the reviewer
with the same patient history the original reader put in the report, without the
body of the report, so the reviewer has the opportunity to arrive at an independent
conclusion without being biased by an unavoidable glance at the full report.