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Infographic: Demystifying the Process: The Consequences of Unnecessary MRI Testing

Published Oct 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM posted in MRIs, Infographic

By now, getting an MRI scan almost feels like a default option whenever an employee has pain or soreness. After all, isn’t it helpful to have that highlevel diagnostic scan to know what’s really going on in the body? Unfortunately, that’s not always true.

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When Should You Get a Second Medical Opinion?

Published Oct 20, 2016 1:46:16 PM posted in MRIs

Although diagnostic technology like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has come a long way in the past few decades, there are still no perfect devices or techniques that come with 100 percent accuracy.

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A Single Image In Time: What Are You Missing?

Published Oct 17, 2016 1:45:40 PM posted in MRIs

Wouldn’t it be nice if medical imaging (MRI, CT Scans, X-Rays, etc) could tell us exactly what was wrong and why we are in pain or what the treatment plan should be to have a quick fix? That would be great. But often, that is not the case. Consider something as simple as a picture of a telephone.

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The Grand Illusion: Things Are Not Always as They Appear

Published Oct 11, 2016 1:31:03 PM posted in MRIs, Back Pain


Magicians make a living at amazing crowds with all kinds of impressive tricks and acts. They are masters at making things appear different than they actually are (i.e., “Did that bunny really just disappear into thin air?”). Similarly, MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) can be very good at making dysfunctions, derangements, or pain sources appear differently than they actually are.

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Why MRIs Shouldn't Be a First Treatment Option

Published Oct 5, 2016 11:49:20 AM posted in Injury Prevention, MRIs

By now, getting an MRI scan almost feels like a default option whenever an employee has pain or soreness. After all, isn’t it helpful to have that high-level diagnostic scan to know what’s really going on
in the body?
Unfortunately, that’s not always true.Learn why by downloading the report below.

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