ARTICLESystematic Checklist Approach to the Radiographic Interpretation of the Injured Wrist to Avoid Common Diagnostic ErrorsMinor, Matthew R. MD, COL (Ret); Bui-Mansfield, Liem T. MD; Carra, Bradley J. MDAuthor Information Dr. Minor and Dr. Carra are Radiology Residents, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, SAUSHEC, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Dr. Bui-Mansfield is Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology, USUHS, Bethesda, Maryland and Musculoskeletal Radiology Section, Department of Radiology, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Dr, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234; E-mail: email@example.com. This issue of CDR will qualify for 2 ABR Self-Assessment Module SAM (SA-CME) credits.See page 8 for more information. This module meets the American Board of Radiology's (ABR's) criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Please note that in addition to the SA-CME credits, subscribers completing the activity will receive the usual ACCME credits. After participating in this activity, the diagnostic radiologist should be better able to identify the anatomic landmarks of the wrist on radiography and become familiar with a systematic checklist approach to the radiographic interpretation of the injured wrist. The authors and all staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity and their spouses/life partners (if any) have disclosed that they have no relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. The opinions and assertions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be construed as official or as representing the opinions of the Department of the Army, Department of the Air Force, or the Department of Defense. Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To earn CME credit, you must read the CME article and complete the quiz and evaluation on the enclosed answer form, answering at least seven of the 10 quiz questions correctly. This continuing medical education activity expires on September 29, 2016. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology: September 30, 2015 - Volume 38 - Issue 20 - p 1-7 doi: 10.1097/01.CDR.0000471664.76494.6d Buy Take the CME Test Metrics Abstract Radiography is the first-line imaging modality for the evaluation of traumatic wrist injury, which is encountered commonly in the daily practice of a diagnostic radiologist. Because of the complex anatomy and overlapping structures of the wrist on standard radiographic projections, abnormalities of the wrist can be subtle and easily overlooked. Therefore, it is essential for radiologists to be proficient at the interpretation of wrist radiographs. The use of a checklist approach, and recognition of common injury patterns, potentially can increase radiologists' accuracy when interpreting standard wrist radiographs. The objective of this article is to present a simple but thorough method for accurate radiographic evaluation of the wrist and to review some common injury patterns of the wrist. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.