Incidental Findings in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Brain Research
Author: Nelson, Charles A.
Source: The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Volume 36, Number 2, Summer 2008 , pp. 315-319(5)
Abstract:The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate brain structure (“structural MRI”) and function (so-called “functional MRI”) has become increasingly common among neuroscientists, psychologists, and even economists in recent years. Yet, despite this increase in use, relatively little attention has been paid to the issue of incidental fndings. The current paper discusses these issues, and anticipates the future of incidental fndings in the context of other neuroimaging tools currently being used to investigate the living brain.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Professor at Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston.
Publication date: June 1, 2008