Managing Incidental Findings on Thoracic CT: Mediastinal and Cardiovascular Findings. A White Paper of the ACR Incidental Findings Committee.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Aug;15(8):1087-1096. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.04.029. Epub 2018 Jun 22.
Munden RF1, Carter BW2, Chiles C3, MacMahon H4, Black WC5, Ko JP6, McAdams HP7, Rossi SE8, Leung AN9, Boiselle PM10, Kent MS11, Brown K12, Dyer DS13, Hartman TE14, Goodman EM15, Naidich DP16, Kazerooni EA17, Berland LL18, Pandharipande PV19.
The ACR Incidental Findings Committee presents recommendations for managing incidentally detected mediastinal and cardiovascular findings found on CT. The Chest Subcommittee was composed of thoracic radiologists who developed the provided guidance. These recommendations represent a combination of current published evidence and expert opinion and were finalized by informal iterative consensus. The recommendations address the most commonly encountered mediastinal and cardiovascular incidental findings and are not intended to be a comprehensive review of all incidental findings associated with these compartments. Our goal is to improve the quality of care by providing guidance on how to manage incidentally detected thoracic findings.