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Upright / positional MRI

Status: Decision completed

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Policy context

Upright / Positional MRI is a diagnostic imaging technology that permits multiple positions and weight bearing images. There is high concern over diagnostic accuracy leading to poor or worse diagnosis and inappropriate care, especially compared with traditional MRI technology. Imaging technology utilization is standard for multiple, common conditions including shoulder, knee, and spinal injuries and pain.

Primary criteria ranking

  • Safety = Medium
  • Efficacy = High
  • Cost = Medium