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Overdiagnosis

“A Malformed Concept”

Yankelevitz, David F., MD; Chan, Camille; Henschke, Claudia I., MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000408
Current Controversiers in Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Department of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

D.F.Y. is a named inventor on a number of patents and patent applications relating to the evaluation of diseases of the chest including measurement of nodules. Some of these, which are owned by Cornell Research Foundation (CRF), are nonexclusively licensed to General Electric. As an inventor of these patents, D.F.Y. is entitled to a share of any compensation which CRF may receive from its commercialization of these patents. He is also an equity owner in Accumetra, a privately held technology company committed to improving the science and practice of image-based decision making. D.F.Y. also serves on the advisory board of GRAIL. C.I.H. is also an inventor of the patents and pending patents owned by Cornell Research Foundation (CRF). As of April 2009, she has divested herself of all royalties and other interests arising from these. C.C. declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence to: David F. Yankelevitz, MD, One Gustave L. Levy Place, P.O. Box 1234, New York, NY 10029 (e-mail: david.yankelevitz@mountsinai.org).

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