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Diagnostic imaging of the spine in chiropractic practice: Recommendations for utilization

Schultz, G., Phillips, R.B., Cooley, J., Hall, T., Hoyt, T., Gendreau, D., Knudsen, J.T., Mitchel, R. and Taylor, J.A. (1992) Diagnostic imaging of the spine in chiropractic practice: Recommendations for utilization. Chiropractic Journal of Australia, 22 (4). pp. 141-152.

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Diagnostic imaging, especially plain film radiographs, continues to be a mainstay in the assessment of chiropractic patients. Unfortunately, the lack of agreement between clinicians and even academicians on what constitutes proper utilisation of x-rays continues to plague the profession. This document will attempt to assert some reasonable boundaries on the proper utilisation of diagnostic imaging in the assessment of chiropractic patients, and will contain a panoramic overview of all the imaging modalities likely to be ordered by a chiropractor. Modalities which might be frequently ordered by sub-specialists in the field of imaging will not be discussed, mainly because their acquisition will not be the result of initial assessments rendered by the doctor of chiropractic.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Chiropractors Association of Australia
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