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  • Writer's pictureSaundra Smyrski

MRI Error

Something you may not have known------> It is imperative that a patient complete an MRI in the position that exposes the pain.

Let's think about it... when we think of an MRI, we typically think of a patient in what position? Flat on their back/supine right?

Research shows ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฑ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ% ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ž/๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Œ๐‘๐ˆ'๐ฌ. So, over half of all patients receiving MRI's are not receiving a true reading simply due to their positioning during screening.

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