EXAM REQUESTED AND SPECIFIC REASONS (BRIEF CLINICAL HISTORY)
Let's move on to the upper left-hand corner of the X-ray slip. Two very important
blocks located here are the examination requested and specific reasons for request
blocks. (The reason for request block is equivalent to the brief clinical history.) A
common error is to list a reason that is not consistent with the exam, for example, the
radiologist requesting an X-ray of the right ankle, but indicates in the reason block that a
Figure 4-9. Exam requested and specific reasons block.