Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Short Communication Volume 6 Issue 2

The Appropriate use of Imaging in Spinal Conditions

Harwant Singh*

Department of Spine and Joint Clinic, Pantai Hospital Malaysia, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Harwant Singh, Department of Spine and Joint Clinic, Pantai Hospital Malaysia, Malaysia.

Received: December 27, 2022; Published: January 10, 2023


Models do not replace skill or knowledge; they augment and inform it. Knowing their limitations is essential’…. Mark Bessoudo. I chose the above two quotations; as it is essential for understanding imaging of the spine, especially MRIs. The MRI does not replace skill and clinical interpretation of degenerative conditions of the spine; and we must avoid an over reliance of spine imaging to establish a diagnosis.


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Citation: Harwant Singh. “The Appropriate use of Imaging in Spinal Conditions”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.2 (2023): 14-15.


Copyright: © 2023 Harwant Singh. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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