Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

Quickie Consult 40 CI

From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time.

"MRI Clinical Incompetence" What BAD MRI Companies Do...at the expense of your patient and an accurate diagnosis

If you take a careful look at the following MRI, you will find the following faults (considering only the L5-S1 disc space):

1.There are ZERO slices through the disc. There are 3 slices on or around the disc, but each one catches a piece of vertebrate.

2.Not one is angled properly which is the cause of the above statement and this is purely due to operator error, laziness and/or lack of training.

3.There are no stacking views in any other sequences, and therefore, there is no complete view of the disc.

4.As a rule, I want a minimum of 2 slices through each disc and these don't even have 1

 

IF...you cannot fully interpret the films and follow my critique, you MUST take the MRI certification courses.

 

IF...you understand and do not have the certification, the probability of anyone taking you seriously, from the MRI companies to the lawyers to the courts, is remote.

 

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