The present contribution, presented as an Editorial, addresses the issue of patient safety in Radiology: this topic, of great current National and Regional interest, has stimulated a strong focus on accidents and mistakes in medicine, together with the diffusion of procedures for Risk Management in all health facilities. The possible sources of incidents in the radiological process are exposed, due to human errors and to system errors connected both to the organization and to the dissemination of Information Technology in the Radiological world. It also describes the most common methods and tools for risk analysis in health systems, together with some application examples presented in Part II.
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