Costs of incidental pancreatic cysts rise when the physician and radiologist are not on same page

October 26, 2018 | Incidental Findings

When ordering physicians overmanage an incidental pancreatic cyst detected at MRI, it can lead to higher downstream costs, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The costs associated with such events are important to consider given the increasing and unsustainable expenditures of the U.S. health care system.

The HealthMyne Incidental Findings Module facilitates easier communication between radiology and primary care physicians, which can prevent over management and lower downstream costs. HealthMyne also includes published guidelines for multiple body parts (including pancreas) that walk the radiologist through determining the correct follow up. This follow-up information can automatically be entered into the radiology report making it even easier for the radiologist to communicate the correct next steps to the physician.

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