Psychosocial consequences and severity of disclosed incidental findings from whole-body MRI in a general population study

@article{Schmidt2012PsychosocialCA,
  title={Psychosocial consequences and severity of disclosed incidental findings from whole-body MRI in a general population study},
  author={Carsten Oliver Schmidt and Katrin Hegenscheid and Pia Erdmann and T. Kohlmann and Martin Langanke and Henry V{\"o}lzke and Ralf Puls and Heinrich Assel and Reiner Biffar and Hans J{\"o}rgen Grabe},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={1343-1351}
}
Little is known about the psychosocial impact and subjective interpretation of communicated incide ntal findings from whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (wb-MRI). This was addressed with this general population study. Data was based on the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP), Germany. SHIP comprised a 1.5-T wb-MRI examination. A postal survey was conducted among the first 471 participants, aged 23–84 years, who received a notification about incidental findings (response 86.0 %, n = 405). The… CONTINUE READING
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