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Cognitive bias can cause missed breast cancers

Radiologists should acknowledge the presence of cognitive biases -- which include anchoring bias, hindsight bias, inattentional blindness bias, premature closing bias, satisfaction-of-search bias and satisfaction-of-reporting bias -- to prevent missing breast cancers, according to an article in RadioGraphics. "To minimize cognitive bias, radiologists should continuously question themselves and evaluate their thought processes," authors wrote.

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