From Matthew Davenport’s upcoming article in AJR, “Incidental Findings and Low-Value Care“:
It is increasingly recognized that incidental findings are incompletely understood, expensive, and surprisingly harmful. Rather than a benefit of imaging, they are usually a harm. They are not sought, the odds of them being important is low, and they create tremendous uncertainty and low-value care.
A good primer on an often unintuitive and yet incredibly important problem in medical diagnostics (both for radiologists and clinicians).