Author: jennykh

Jenny Hoang • Duke University Medical Center @JennyKHoang

Neuroradiologist at Duke Medicine. Member of ACR Incidental Thyroid Findings committee and ACR TIRADS committee. Current ASHNR Research Chair. Also passionate about parathyroid 4D-CT, improving healthcare, comparative effectiveness research, leadership, and education.

What to do with incidental thyroid nodules on CT, MRI and PET?

Radiologists find satisfaction in detecting abnormalities and making diagnoses. However, our judgement is required when we identify incidental findings, especially if the cost of workup is high and the benefit of workup may be low. The incidental thyroid nodule is a scenario in which we need to carefully consider the consequences of our report and recommendations.

See recent blog from Duke on Radiopaedia:
http://radiopaedia.org/blog/reporting-of-incidental-thyroid-nodules-on-ct-and-mri-1

You can download a copy of the guidelines from Duke at this website.…

Survey on Reporting of Incidental Thyroid Nodules on MRI and CT

There are currently no guidelines on how to report incidental thyroid nodules seen on MRI and CT with regards to recommending further workup with sonography. Your answers to the short survey below (5 mins to complete) will help us understand current practices.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KHJ6KQZ

Thank you for your time. We hope to follow-up with results of your responses and suggested best practice recommendations.

Dr Jenny Hoang, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiation Oncology
Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology
Duke University Medical Center
Box 3808
Durham NC 27710…

CT-Guided Cervical Nerve Root Blocks

I have three questions for radiologists who perform spinal injections for pain management.

1. How many people regularly do cervical nerve root blocks?
2. Are you using CT or conventional fluoro?
3. If you are using CT, do you use contrast to confirm needle position?

It would be great for people to comment on the blog, but you can also email me directly.

Thanks!
jenny.hoang@duke.edu…