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A survey recently published in Radiology has found that 22 percent of patients and caregivers are not receiving explanatory information prior to undergoing imaging exams.

While CT has positively impacted clinical diagnosis, incidental findings have become an unforeseen side effect. Renal masses, benign or otherwise, are among the most common of these findings, and the risk of nephrectomy is closely associated with incidental detection of these masses. Recent research examined how living in an area with high rates of CT affects nephrectomy risk.

RedRick Technologies, a provider of ergonomic radiology furniture and reading room guidance, released an updated planning guide designed to assist health systems in optimizing medical imaging reading spaces.

Every radiologist seeks to excel in one’s professional duties, from lesion analysis to recommendations for further evaluation. But for radiologists to govern themselves, they must step back and see the larger contexts in which they work.

Incidental findings often take patients by surprise—causing anxiety, raising questions of severity and leading to uninformed decision-making. When it comes to incidental renal lesions, researchers found communicating risks with numerical graphics may provide patients with a better understanding of options.

     

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