To assess radiologists reporting rates of incidental vertebral compression fractures in imaging studies.We performed a review of the current literature on the prevalence and reporting rates of incidental vertebral compression fractures in radiologic examinations.The bibliographic search revealed 12 studies: 7 studies using conventional radiology and 5 using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). The loss of height cut-off to define a vertebral fracture varied from 15\% to 25\%. Fracture prevalence was high (mean 21.1\%; range 9.5\%-35\%) in both radiographic and MDCT studies (mean 21.6\% and 20.2\%, respectively). Reporting rates were low with a mean value of 27.4\% (range 0\%-66.3\%) and were significantly lower in MDCT than in radiographic studies (mean 8.1\% vs 41.1\%). Notably, recent studies showed lower reporting rates than older studies.Many scientific studies have confirmed a high prevalence of vertebral compression fractures as incidental findings on imaging studies. However, the underreporting of these fractures, as determined in our study, may negatively affect patient care.

Incidental vertebral compression fractures in imaging studies: Lessons not learned by radiologists / Bartalena, Tommaso; Rinaldi, Maria Francesca; Modolon, Cecilia; Braccaioli, Lucia; Sverzellati, Nicola; Rossi, Giuseppe; Rimondi, Eugenio; Busacca, Maurizio; Albisinni, Ugo; Resnick, Donald. - In: WORLD JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY. - ISSN 1949-8470. - 2:(2010), pp. 399-404. [10.4329/wjr.v2.i10.399]

Incidental vertebral compression fractures in imaging studies: Lessons not learned by radiologists.

SVERZELLATI, Nicola;
2010-01-01

Abstract

To assess radiologists reporting rates of incidental vertebral compression fractures in imaging studies.We performed a review of the current literature on the prevalence and reporting rates of incidental vertebral compression fractures in radiologic examinations.The bibliographic search revealed 12 studies: 7 studies using conventional radiology and 5 using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). The loss of height cut-off to define a vertebral fracture varied from 15\% to 25\%. Fracture prevalence was high (mean 21.1\%; range 9.5\%-35\%) in both radiographic and MDCT studies (mean 21.6\% and 20.2\%, respectively). Reporting rates were low with a mean value of 27.4\% (range 0\%-66.3\%) and were significantly lower in MDCT than in radiographic studies (mean 8.1\% vs 41.1\%). Notably, recent studies showed lower reporting rates than older studies.Many scientific studies have confirmed a high prevalence of vertebral compression fractures as incidental findings on imaging studies. However, the underreporting of these fractures, as determined in our study, may negatively affect patient care.
2010
Incidental vertebral compression fractures in imaging studies: Lessons not learned by radiologists / Bartalena, Tommaso; Rinaldi, Maria Francesca; Modolon, Cecilia; Braccaioli, Lucia; Sverzellati, Nicola; Rossi, Giuseppe; Rimondi, Eugenio; Busacca, Maurizio; Albisinni, Ugo; Resnick, Donald. - In: WORLD JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY. - ISSN 1949-8470. - 2:(2010), pp. 399-404. [10.4329/wjr.v2.i10.399]
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