Wednesday, April 17
7:00 am - 9:00 am
304 Management of Cranial Incidental Imaging Findings
Moderator(s): Cormac O. Maher, MD, FAANS
Panelist(s): Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS; Mitchel S. Berger, MD, FAANS; Stephen J. Haines, MD, FAANS; Mark R. Proctor, MD, FAANS
The current management strategy for the majority of incidental findings on cranial and spinal imaging studies will be discussed. Incidental findings, such as arachnoid cysts, pineal cysts, pituitary gland cysts, developmental venous anomalies, fibrous dysplasia, fibro-osseus clival lesions, mild ventriculomegaly, asymmetric ventricles, intracranial lipomas, borderline low cerebellar tonsils, a mildly dilated central canal of the spinal cord, T2 weighted bright white matter lesions and others will be presented. The appropriate management will be reviewed and emphasized with case illustrations.
- Determine the appropriate management of a multitude of incidental imaging findings on brain and spine MRI studies.
- Recognize when further follow-up imaging is necessary, as well as when no further follow-up is needed.
- Discuss the reasons why a particular incidental finding needs intervention.