Imaging strategies for low-back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Chou2009ImagingSF,
  title={Imaging strategies for low-back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={R. Chou and R. Fu and J. Carrino and R. Deyo},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={373},
  pages={463-472}
}
BACKGROUND Some clinicians do lumbar imaging routinely or in the absence of historical or clinical features suggestive of serious low-back problems. We investigated the effects of routine, immediate lumbar imaging versus usual clinical care without immediate imaging on clinical outcomes in patients with low-back pain and no indication of serious underlying conditions. METHODS We analysed randomised controlled trials that compared immediate lumbar imaging (radiography, MRI, or CT) versus usual… Expand
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