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Optimising the request and reporting of imaging of the lumbar spine in people with low back pain.
thesisposted on 2023-09-13, 02:47 authored by CAITLIN ISOBEL FARMER
Low back pain is a significant cause of disability worldwide and people with low back pain are frequently imaged unnecessarily, which can lead to unnecessary treatments. This thesis examines a novel approach to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of low back pain by exploring the role of the imaging report in the management of low back pain, and identifies possible solutions.