Thursday, June 05, 2003

Study Suggests Prompt MRI Leads to Unnecessary Surgery

A study of oucomes of prompt administration of plain x-ray vs. MRI determined that people who had the MRI did not necessarily have better outcomes of treatment. There was a correlation between the MRI and surgery, and the study suggested the MRI pathology may not have correlated with the patient's symptoms, yet surgery was still performed on the MRI findings.

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