Journal article

Incidental hepatic steatosis in radiology reports: a survey of emergency department clinicians' perspectives and current practice

Numan Kutaiba, Joe-Anthony Rotella, Zaid Ardalan, Adam Testro

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Hepatic steatosis is a relatively common incidental finding on computed tomography (CT) studies performed for patients in the emergency department (ED). The aim of our survey was to explore the preferences and perspectives of emergency physicians regarding reporting of incidental findings with a focus on hepatic steatosis. METHODS: A prospective web-based questionnaire was conducted and distributed electronically to emergency clinicians with anonymous collection of responses. RESULTS: A total of 236 responses were received. The true response rate could not be determined due to different methods of electronic distribution. However, there was an estimated representation of 8.3% f..

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