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Overuse of MRI in Sports medicine; it does not just sport medicine that overuses them

Overuse of MRI in Sports medicine; it does not just sport medicine that overuses them The NY Times recently reported on the overuse of MRI in sports medicine. Years ago, it was easy to order an MRI for almost any condition, because that was what real doctors did. The problem with the MRI is that it is quite sensitive and tells us nothing about the mechanism of what created the problem. The insurance companies, recognizing that the test had been overused, hired companies like care Cores who set up protocols for when they will certify someone to have an MRI Read More »