Skip to main content

The Risks and Benefits of Searching for Incidental Findings in MRI Research Scans

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


We weigh the presumed benefts of routinely searching all research scans for incidental fndings (IFs) against its substantial risks, including false-positive and false-negative fndings, and the possibility of triggering unnecessary, costly evaluations and perhaps harmful treatments. We argue that routinely searching for IFs may not maximize benefts and minimize risks to participants.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the City University of New York. 2: The Suzanne Crosby Murphy Professor in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Director of MRI Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Publication date: June 1, 2008


Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more
Real Time Web Analytics