The diagnostic yield of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and spine requested by general practitioners: comparison with hospital clinicians

D A Collie, R J Sellar, J P Steyn, R E Cull, Robin Sellar

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Abstract

The rate of diagnosis of radiologically significant abnormalities in outpatients following requests of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and spine by general practitioners was compared with the rate following MRI scan requests by hospital clinicians. A similar rate of significant pathology was diagnosed in both groups in both the brain and the spine. Under carefully controlled conditions, open-access MRI scanning of the brain and spine can contribute to effective patient management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-61
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Volume49
Issue number444
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999

Keywords

  • Brain Diseases
  • Family Practice
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pilot Projects
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Diseases

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