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Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS

UNC Lineberger’s Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Urology, was the corresponding author of a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine that assessed five different guidelines for evaluating blood in the urine.

Nielsen and his co-authors, including UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Mihaela Georgieva, PhD, reported that uniform CT imaging for patients who had blood in their urine was linked with increased costs and harms of secondary cancers. Risk-stratified approaches with more selective use of CT were associated with more favorable balance of harms and benefits.