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Critical Result Guidelines

The table below outlines appropriate means and timeframes for communication with referring physicians.

YM/Yale New Haven Hospital Critical Radiology Result Classification- For in-patient and out-patients only. All critical findings on ED patients will be relayed either verbally or through Mobile Heartbeat text and documented as a Green “Critical result”. Non-critical ED findings requiring follow-up will be relayed and documented via a Blue “Critical Result”. List below is a guideline and should not supersede clinical judgment of radiologist.

Revised/Reviewed: 6/29/23