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dc.contributor.authorGrover, Fred Jr.
dc.date.issued2003-03eng
dc.description.abstractMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is rarely helpful in the evaluation of acute low back pain. Limited evidence suggests that MRI may be useful in further assessing “red flags” in the history or physical exam. MRI has a high sensitivity and specificity in the detection of cancer or infection, but it is not particularly specific when evaluating lumbar radiculopathy. Poor specificity can lead to finding clinically irrelevant abnormalities.1 The overall evidence for the appropriate use of MRI in low back pain is limited and weak2,3 (strength of recommendation: C, based on limited randomized controlled trials).en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 52(3) 2003: 231-232.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/2945
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networken
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2003 (MU)en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network
dc.subjecterythrocyte sedimentation rateen
dc.subjectcanceren
dc.subjectlumbar radiculopathyen
dc.subject.lcshBackacheen
dc.subject.lcshMagnetic resonance imagingen
dc.subject.lcshSpine -- Magnetic resonance imaging.en
dc.titleIs MRI useful for evaluation of acute low back pain?en
dc.typeArticleen


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