The purpose of this document is to discuss the ways incidental findings can be handled and their pros and cons. This discussion is based on a review of relevant node documents and input from Node Directors. The outcome of this document is to guide researchers and radiologists in the management of incidental findings in a range of studies (but primarily brain-based MRI scans). An incidental finding is an abnormality discovered unexpectedly in research subject during medical research. A clinically significant incidental finding is one that indicates a subject’s present or future state of health is likely to be affected by the finding.
Any questions or comments regarding the guidelines can be directed to the VBIC Business and Support Manager, Dr Richard Huysmans.