Incidental findings in CT colonography: Literature review and survey of current research practice

Hassan Siddiki, J. G. Fletcher, Beth McFarland, Nora Dajani, Nicholas Orme, Barbara Koenig, Marguerite Strobel, Susan M. Wolf

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Abstract

Incidental fndings (IFs) of potential medical signifcance are seen in approximately 5-8 percent of asymptomatic subjects and 16 percent of symptomatic subjects participating in large computed tomography (CT) colonography (CTC) studies, with the incidence varying further by CT acquisition technique. While most CTC research programs have a well-defned plan to detect and disclose IFs, such plans are largely communicated only verbally. Written consent documents should also inform subjects of how IFs of potential medical signifcance will be detected and reported in CTC research studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-331
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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