1. Rapid magnetic resonance imaging vs radiographs for patients with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

    JAMA 289(21):2810 (2003) PMID 12783911

    Faster magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning has made MRI a potential cost-effective replacement for radiographs for patients with low back pain. However, whether rapid MRI scanning results in better patient outcomes than radiographic evaluation or a cost-effective alternative is unknown. To...