[Chronic low back pain: the appropriate use of diagnostic imaging procedures]

Sola-Morales O, Galimany J
Record ID 32011000240
Catalan, English
Authors' objectives:

The objective of this document is to agree which diagnostic procedures should be used in some common clinical situations within the chronic low back pain spectra to reduce the variability of clinical practice, to adapt technologies to the pathologies and to reduce the health care risks.

Authors' recommendations: When facing a patient with low-back pain, despite the numerous tests available, simple radiography and magnetic resonance imaging are sufficient to perform the majority of appropriated diagnostic tests.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Low Back Pain
Organisation Name: Agencia de Qualitat i Avaluacio Sanitries de Catalunya
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Contact Email: direccio@aatrm.catsalut.net / aparada@aatrm.catsalut.net
Copyright: Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (CAHIAQ)
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