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The role of MRI in musculoskeletal practice: a clinical perspective.
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PMID:  22851878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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This clinical perspective presents an overview of current and potential uses for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in musculoskeletal practice. Clinical practice guidelines and current evidence for improved outcomes will help providers determine the situations when an MRI is indicated. The advanced competency standard of examination used by physical therapists will be helpful to prevent overuse of musculoskeletal imaging, reduce diagnostic errors, and provide the appropriate clinical context to pathology revealed on MRI. Physical therapists are diagnostically accurate and appropriately conservative in their use of MRI consistent with evidence-based principles of diagnosis and screening.
Authors:
Gail Dean Deyle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of manual & manipulative therapy     Volume:  19     ISSN:  2042-6186     ISO Abbreviation:  J Man Manip Ther     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433812     Medline TA:  J Man Manip Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-61     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA.
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