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More negative MRI scans for docs who self-refer: study
Modern Healthcare

Orthopedic physicians who own or lease MRI equipment are more likely to refer patients for scans that may be unnecessary, according to a new study. The study, which was announced at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting in Chicago, looked at 500 lumbar spine MRI exams conducted by two orthopedic physician groups that serve the same community, according to an RSNA news release.