The objective of this review is to summarise the available evidence on the frequency and management of incidental findings in imaging diagnostic tests original articles were identified by a systematic search of the medline embase and cochrane library plus databases using appropriate medical headings. Imaging technology allows radiologists to view bodily structures much more clearly than in the past the increase and quality of cross sectional imaging especially ct scans means that along with better clarity of the target structures radiologists are detecting more incidental findings. An incidental finding also known as an incidentaloma may be defined as an incidentally discovered mass or lesion detected by ct mri or other imaging modality performed for an unrelated reason an increase in the utilization of cross sectional imaging examinations over the past three . Incidental radiology findings question what is the generally accepted practice for identifying documenting and communicating incidental o american college of radiology incidental findings advisors if you have any questions related to your legal or medical obligations or rights state or federal laws. Sabine weckbach ed incidental radiological findings medical radiology 101007 174 2016 96 incidental findings definition of the concept that the use of high resolution imaging diagnoses in medical studies yields a relatively high number of findings that the study was not aimed at comments off on findings definition of the concept
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