Incidental Finding

A finding or additional condition that is noticed but is not related to the problem at hand. For example, when looking at a x-ray, an unrelated bone spur in another area could be an incidental finding to the issue being researched on the x-ray. An incidental finding can still be significant, it is just a different subject.  Incidental findings are sometimes followed up later or using a different test, or are referred out to a specialist.