‘When I started, a brain CT was 24 slices, and now it’s 240’: The menace of incidentalomas

There are limited guidelines on dealing with the known unknowns, say Aussie doctors.
Associate Professor Tom Sutherland. Photo: Fairfax.

Doctors are once more caught in a testing and diagnostic minefield: the minefield laid by the increasing detection of incidentalomas by increasingly powerful imaging machines.

“When I started, a CT scan of a brain was 24 slices, and now it is 240,” radiologist Associate Professor Tom Sutherland told The Sydney Morning Herald.