What should I do about this finding on the MRI I ordered
Now tha ta lot of EDs are getting MRIs on a more urgent basis, we will need to know what to do with the resutls. However, the natural history of findings on MRI has not been well studied, so what should we do with that small meningioma you find. Well some researchers in the Netherlands have attempted to address your question. In a population-based study [Rotterdam Study] , 2000 adults aged 45 or older underwent a brain MRI.
Some of the common findngs were:
Most of the study patients were white and middle class so these results may not be generalized to the general public. I am sure more studies are in the works, but for now don't be two suprised if you find an asympomatic infarct or meningioma.