Potential clinical and economic consequences of noncardiac incidental findings on cardiac computed tomography.

@article{Machaalany2009PotentialCA,
  title={Potential clinical and economic consequences of noncardiac incidental findings on cardiac computed tomography.},
  author={Jimmy Machaalany and Yeung Yam and Terrence D Ruddy and Arun Abraham and Li Chen and Rob S. B. Beanlands and Benjamin J. W. Chow},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 16},
  pages={1533-41}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the incidence, clinical significance, and potential financial impact of noncardiac incidental findings (IF) identified with cardiac computed tomography (CT). BACKGROUND Cardiac CT is gaining acceptance and may lead to the frequent discovery of extracardiac IF. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing cardiac CT had noncardiac structures evaluated after full field of view (32 to 50 cm) reconstruction. IF were categorized as clinically significant (CS… CONTINUE READING