Navigation Links
Follow-up imaging of benign-appearing incidental adrenal masses is unnecessary
Date:11/29/2007

If adrenal masses are found incidentally during a CT scan, and the masses look benign, they do not require additional imaging follow-up, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

With increased utilization of CT, we are frequently encountering findings that are not related to why the patients were scanned, the so called incidentalomas, of which adrenal masses are quite common, said Julie Song, MD, lead author of the study. On one hand, radiologists have made tremendous progress in evaluating adrenal mass with high accuracy, but on the other hand it is unclear whether every adrenal mass discovered has to undergo rigorous work up, said Dr. Song. There has been little consensus among different disciplines and even among radiologists about how to manage these incidental masses found on the CT scans, and that uncertainty was the impetus for conducting this study, she said.

The study included 290 patients with 321 indeterminate, but benign-appearing adrenal lesions found during the CT examination. According to the study, 318 of the 321 masses were confirmed (based on histopathology, additional imaging studies and/or clinical follow-up) to be benign and clinically insignificant. There were three clinically unsuspected functioning masses: one cortisol-producing adenoma and two pheochromocytomas. The study showed no metastatic adrenal lesions, even among the 13 patients who developed malignancy elsewhere.

Our study showed none of these incidentally detected adrenal masses were malignant in our low-risk population and follow-up imaging work up appears to have a limited role, said Dr. Song. One of the surprises from our study was how few adrenal masses required biopsy (2%) for diagnosis; I think that is a testament to the success and acceptance of imaging to be highly accurate in diagnosing adrenal masses, she said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Necoya Tyson
necoya@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Latest DES Analysis Stresses Importance of Physicians Well-Trained in Implantation Technique and Patient Follow-Up
2. Methadone and systematic follow-up: the best solution for managing chronic pain
3. Catheter angiography may be an unnecessary follow-up to CT angiography
4. Conseco to Host Follow-Up Long-Term Care Conference Call
5. EPA Says Follow-Up Sampling Shows No PCB Risk at Park Ridge Elementary School
6. Vocantas CallAssure provides hospitals with automated solution for post-discharge patient follow-up
7. Reunion with patient inspires follow-up study on treatment for DiGeorge syndrome
8. Follow-Up Exams Uncover More Iraq Vets With Emotional Woes
9. Study Challenges Colon Cancer Surgery Follow-Up
10. Brain imaging reveals breakdown of normal emotional processing
11. Clarity Imaging International, Inc. Rolls Out Mobile DEXA Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids ... sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited ... all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the ... published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ... in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), ... of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides ... while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP ... the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare ... City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... BALTIMORE (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... average of $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, ... higher. , By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee , ... 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care ... "In an interoperable ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at ... at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will ... operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in the ... today announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology Inc., ... therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 in ... enabling technologies to the new precision immunotherapy venture. ... Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings over ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: