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Interior Health warns thousands of X-rays read in B.C.'s Interior may have inaccuracies

Interior Health is calling into question the work of a radiologist who was responsible for reading thousands of X-rays and scans over a two-month period.

The health authority says it's trying to avoid alarming the public but will still be reviewing nearly 2,200 X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound and diagnostic mammography reports read by a doctor who was working temporarily in the Kootenay-Boundary region in May of 2011 and June of 2014.

The incident impacts 1,790 patients who visited hospitals and health centres from Nakusp, B.C. to Grand Forks who may have had a range of medical issues.

Radiologists at Kelowna General hospital will be rereading the scans over the next four weeks.

In the meantime, a designated phone line and e-mail address have been developed to allow patients to check if their images were reviewed by the radiologist in question.

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