in the industry
they are by themselves, but pair that with
the task of reconstructing the story in reverse and the signs of deception rise to the
top. In one experiment, police were able to
detect liars 60% of the time when the story
was told in reverse compared to 42% when
the story was told in chronological order. 5
The 60% detection rate is not blistering;
however, it is better than the 42%.
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Jim Lipcamon is the outpatient imaging services
manager at East Cooper Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant,
SC and is editor-in-chief of Radiology Management.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in healthcare
management from Bellevue University. Jim may be
reached at James. Lipcamon@tenethealth.com.