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Acting on incidental findings in research imaging

Wardlaw, JM   Davies, H   Booth, TC   Laurie, G   et al

BMJ   351 h5190

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.h5190

November 2015

http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h5190

Incidental findings of imaging research studies can turn healthy individuals into anxious patients, while putting an extra burden on primary care.

J M Wardlaw and colleagues argue that doctors should ensure that the personal, ethical, healthcare, and cost implications of these common findings are managed proportionately, sensitively, and economically.