Navigation Links
Many radiologists disagree on management of incidental findings, study finds
Date:10/31/2011

According to a recent study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, many radiologists disagree on the management of incidental findings found on body computed tomography (CT) scans. An incidental finding is something found that is unrelated to the present illness and is discovered unintentionally.

Advances in CT resolution have improved radiologists' ability to identify small or subtle findings. In conjunction with increasing CT utilization, this has fueled the rate with which incidental findings are discovered. However, published guidelines for the management of many incidental findings are only just emerging.

"The purpose of our study was to evaluate for agreement among body CT attending radiologists, both within departments and across academic institutions, for the management of a number of commonly encountered incidental findings on body CT," said Pamela T. Johnson, MD, lead author of the study.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University administered a multiple-choice survey to 27 radiologists at three separate academic institutions, asking them how they would handle 12 incidental findings on body CT. Results showed that seventy percent or greater agreement on interpretation was identified for only six findings.

"It is important to note that at present, 100 percent agreement was not identified for the management of any of the 12 findings. An equally essential discovery is the lack of agreement across academic institutions and even within individual institutions for other incidental findings," said Johnson.

"Our findings signal the need for individual departments to develop internal guidelines so that radiologists make the best recommendations on the basis of existing evidence and provide consistent advice to referring physicians," said Johnson.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
PR@acr.org
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Radiologists, primary users of non-cardiac ultrasound
2. Interventional radiologists: Tough on liver cancer, kind to patients
3. Radiologists urged to study federal regulations relating to meaningful use
4. PACS improves radiologists use of clinical decision support systems
5. Time to raise how many mammograms radiologists must read?
6. Medicare payments for medical imaging are higher to nonradiologist physicians than to radiologists
7. Using CT, radiologists can pinpoint cause of some strokes
8. Radiologists identify and treat teenage self-injury
9. Radiologists call for national strategy to address medical imaging overuse
10. ACR task force makes recommendations for improving relationships between radiologists and hospitals
11. Young Couples Often Disagree About Monogamy, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy ... be found at 9618 Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location in ... and Dr. Ali Higgins, PT, will provide care from the clinic, which opened March ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... In ... innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the $100,000 ... – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. , ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... The law firm ... Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. Enea has joined the ... for the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, Medicaid planning and applications, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Judy Buchanan, co-owner of Serenity Natural Health ... says, “I am passionate about sharing Reiki as a holistic, complementary therapy with ... time.” , A Certified Medical Reiki™ Master trained by Raven Keys Medical Reiki™ ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... inspiring stories about real people of God in congregations across the United States. ... a Presbyterian minister ordained in 1964 who has served congregations in seven states ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... report to their offering. ... The global wound care market was worth $24,482.9 million in 2015 ... 2016-2022 Among the various wound care products type, the advanced ... in 2015. Among the various applications, surgical wound segment held the largest ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... SHANGHAI , March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... organization providing high-quality and cost-effective drug development ... the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, announced today ... ShangPharma will be consolidating the ... Organizations (CMO) under Shanghai ChemPartner. These entities ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... The Deep Learning: Drug Discovery and Diagnostics Market, 2017-2035 ... market of deep learning solutions within the healthcare domain. Primarily driven ... a novel solution to generate relevant insights from medical data. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: