Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans for Asymptomatic Patients: Role in Medical Screening

Komotar, Ricardo J.; Starke, Robert M.; Connolly, E. Sander
May 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2008, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p563
Academic Journal
The author comments on the role of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for asymptomatic patients in medical screening. He states that MRI scans should not be urged for screening healthy patient despite the great benefits that it offers because of unequal accessibility, disproportionate allocation of health care resources and effectiveness of intervention.


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