ITA Director Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH, was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal concerning incidental findings. 

From the article: "Pari Pandharipande, who chairs a committee on incidental findings at the American College of Radiology, says doctors need “to get better at identifying who will benefit from an incidental finding and who will not.” If 100 patients get spared a surgery for a small tumor and 99 are fine but one gets an aggressive cancer, “you will have failed that one patient,” says Dr. Pandharipande, an associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School. As the field tries to create new guidelines for incidental findings, any recommendations should be done “in a safe, responsible, evidence-based” fashion, she says."

Read the entire article at http://www.wsj.com/articles/when-a-medical-test-leads-to-another-and-another-1472494983