Radiology Journal Articles

Updated Fleischner Society Guidelines for Managing Incidental Pulmonary Nodules: Common Questions and Challenging Scenarios

The new guidelines for managing incidental pulmonary nodules published by the Fleischner Society in 2017 reflect an improved understanding of the risk factors and biologic features of lung can- cer. Specific topics emphasized in the updated guidelines include a new threshold size for follow-up, the importance of the morpholog- ic features of nodul ...

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2017 ACR Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS): White Paper of the ACR TI-RADS Committee

Thyroid nodules are a frequent finding on neck sonography. Most nodules are benign; therefore, many nodules are biopsied to identify the small number that are malignant or require surgery for a definitive diagnosis. Since 2009, many professional societies and investigators have proposed ultrasound-based risk stratification systems to identify nodul ...

Management of the Incidental Renal Mass on CT: A White Paper of the ACR Incidental Findings Committee

The ACR Incidental Findings Committee (IFC) presents recommendations for renal masses that are incidentally detected on CT. These recommendations represent an update from the renal component of the JACR 2010 white paper on managing incidental findings in the adrenal glands, kidneys, liver, and pancreas. The Renal Subcommittee, consisting of six a ...

Management of Incidental Adrenal Masses: A White Paper of the ACR Incidental Findings Committee 2017

Algorithm for evaluation of an incidentally detected adrenal mass. (1) Consider biochemical assays to determine functional status and exclude pheochromocytoma before biopsy/resection. (2) “No enhancement” applies if an examination without and with intravenous contrast is available. (3) “Isolated” defined as no other metastatic disease identified. ( ...