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Nomenclature:

The Nidus for Change
Published:November 16, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2015.10.017
      As proponents of raising the awareness of the potential consequences of overdiagnosis, we are pleased to see Dr. Fitzgerald's acknowledgement of the challenges that the diagnosis of intracranial aneurysms presents. We further agree that language serves as the foundation of radiology. In contradistinction to Dr. Fitzgerald, we believe that altering the nomenclature of intracranial aneurysms represents the most viable option available to mitigate both the stigma and potential interventions sought by patients presenting with intracranial aneurysms.
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