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Evaluation of imaging utilization prior to referral of musculoskeletal tumors: a prospective study.

Authors
  • Nystrom, Lukas M
  • Reimer, Nickolas B
  • Dean, Cooper W
  • Bush, Charles H
  • Scarborough, Mark T
  • Gibbs, C Parker Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American)
Publisher
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Publication Date
Jan 07, 2015
Volume
97
Issue
1
Pages
10–15
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00186
PMID: 25568389
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our data indicate a high prevalence (32.4%) of inappropriate advanced imaging of musculoskeletal tumors prior to referral. This represents a substantial cost to the patient and health-care system, a potential delay of referral, an increase in radiation exposure, and identification of other incidental findings.

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