119 Management of Cranial Incidental Imaging Findings

Monday, April 30
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: 288; Ernest N. Morial

Fee: $100
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $100
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Cormac O. Maher, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS; Stephen J. Haines, 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.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • 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.