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Comment & Response
November 25, 2013

Inappropriate Use of Lumbar Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Limitations and Potential Solutions

Author Affiliations
  • 1Spanish Back Pain Research Network (REIDE), Fundación Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 2Research Department, Fundación Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 3Servicio de Radiología. Fundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología, Valencia, Spain
  • 4Fundación Instituto de Investigación en Servicios de Salud, Valencia, Spain
  • 5Centros de Investigación Biomédica en Red Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain
  • 6Unidad de Bioestadística Clínica, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(21):2012. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9964

To the Editor A recent compelling study reports that 28.5% of prescriptions of lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are inappropriate.1 We would like to point out the following: