ITA Director Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH, was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal concerning incidental findings.
From the article: "Pari Pandharipande, who chairs a committee on incidental findings at the American College of Radiology, says doctors need “to get better at identifying who will benefit from an incidental finding and who will not.” If 100 patients get spared a surgery for a small tumor and 99 are fine but one gets an aggressive cancer, “you will have failed that one patient,” says Dr. Pandharipande, an associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School. As the field tries to create new guidelines for incidental findings, any recommendations should be done “in a safe, responsible, evidence-based” fashion, she says."
Read the entire article at http://www.wsj.com/articles/when-a-medical-test-leads-to-another-and-another-1472494983
At the prison hospital inside the California Men’s Colony near San Luis Obispo, 75-year-old Floyd Masterson is waiting to pick up some medication. He carries a walking stick in one hand and a pink appointment slip in the other. Like the rest of the inmates around him, he’s dressed in a dark blue prison uniform. He has something else in common with many prisoners: hepatitis C. The disease affects about 1 percent of the country’s population as a whole, but 17 percent of those in prison.
G. Scott Gazelle, MD, MPH, PhD, ITA director emeritus and vice chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Radiology, has received the 2016 Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research Achievement Award. The award honors the achievements of an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of health services research in radiology. Gazelle received the award during the Association of University Radiologists Annual Meeting.