Incidental Radiological Findings

  • Sabine Weckbach

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Reinold Schmücker
    Pages 3-7
  3. Leonard Berlin
    Pages 25-34
  4. Sergios Gatidis, Fabian Bamberg
    Pages 37-42
  5. Carsten-Oliver Schmidt, Katrin Hegenscheid
    Pages 45-55
  6. Robert C. Bertheau, Oyunbileg von Stackelberg, Sabine Weckbach, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Christopher L. Schlett
    Pages 57-70
  7. Lorna M. Gibson, Jonathan Sellors, Cathie L. M. Sudlow
    Pages 71-78
  8. Åse Johnsson, Oskar Angerås, Anders Blomberg, David Erlinge, Agneta Flinck, Christer Janson et al.
    Pages 91-101
  9. Katharina Müller-Peltzer, Melvin D’ Anastasi, Wieland Sommer
    Pages 105-111
  10. Lale Umutlu
    Pages 113-126
  11. Mikael Hellström
    Pages 127-168
  12. Benedikt M. Schaarschmidt, Christian Buchbender
    Pages 169-196
  13. J. Rübenthaler, D.-A. Clevert
    Pages 197-203
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book


This book covers incidental radiological findings (IFs) from different perspectives, provides interesting ethical background information, highlights the differences between IFs in clinical routine and during research studies, explains the management of IFs with reference to practices in different countries. The prevalence of IFs is increasing due to the wider use of modern imaging modalities in routine clinical practice and large population-based cohort studies. The reporting of these findings may lead to further diagnostic investigations and treatment and must therefore be handled with knowledge and care. The management of IFs in clinical routine is regulated by the guidelines of the different academic societies, while management in the setting of research studies depends on a variety of factors. In general, IFs must be disclosed to the imaged subject if they are potentially clinically relevant, but subjects must also be protected from the consequences of false positive findings. This book, written by distinguished experts in their fields, discusses all these issues and will be of interest to radiologists, other clinicians, and radiographers/technicians.


Different population based studies Ethical Aspects of Incidental Findings False positive findings Incidental radiological findings Management of Incidental Findings Population based imaging Reporting of Incidental Findings

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabine Weckbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospital HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42579-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42581-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4187
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