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Should you read your spine MRI report?

Should you read your spine MRI report?  I would suggest against it.  In the era of transparency and patient access to their entire electronic medical record, you CAN look at your spine MRI report.  And, yet, do you know what … Continue reading

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Incidentalomas? What’s the chance….?

Incidentalomas? (Incidental findings found on imaging tests)  What’s the chance…?  Recently 20 systematic reviews of observational studies were combined to show which imaging test/region reports the greatest number of incidental findings?  And, of these findings, what are the chances that … Continue reading

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Frequently I’m asked if “I should get my whole body scanned”

Sigh. . . the marketers do a very good job. They market for self-referral.  “The price is coming down. . . “ “Wouldn’t everyone like to know. . .? “  But, there are significant risks and I imagine it would … Continue reading

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Should I insist my doctor order an MRI?

There are lots of magazine articles telling patients that if they want better care to speak up for themselves!  This brings up . . . are MRIs done too often?  Magnetic Resonance Imaging has become a routine test in the … Continue reading

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