11 doctors weighed in:
Who's best to read lumbosacral spine mri?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Radiologist and
Your ordering doctor, some doctors are trained how to read MRI and some are not.

In brief: Radiologist and
Your ordering doctor, some doctors are trained how to read MRI and some are not.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Treating Physician
Spine mris should be done with a specific question in mind that will guide future treatment decisions.
The ordering physician is the one with this perspective and is in the best position to clinically correlate the results for the patient. A spine MRI report, without clinical correlation, has extremely limited value. Clinical correlation can best be offered by the doctor who decides treatment.

In brief: Treating Physician
Spine mris should be done with a specific question in mind that will guide future treatment decisions.
The ordering physician is the one with this perspective and is in the best position to clinically correlate the results for the patient. A spine MRI report, without clinical correlation, has extremely limited value. Clinical correlation can best be offered by the doctor who decides treatment.
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee
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Dr. Stan Lee
A spine MRI report taken literally, often will contain jargon that, without appropriate clinical correlation, may cause unnecessary worry.
Dr. Stan Lee
While the radiologist ensures nothing unexpected is missed, the treating physician provides clinical correlation and treatment advice.
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Neuro radiologist
Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology specializing in performing and interpreting diagnostic images of the head and spine and requires a special certificate from the american board of radiology.
Your treating physician can use the information from the MRI report along with other information from your history and physical exam to arrive at the best diagnosis.

In brief: Neuro radiologist
Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology specializing in performing and interpreting diagnostic images of the head and spine and requires a special certificate from the american board of radiology.
Your treating physician can use the information from the MRI report along with other information from your history and physical exam to arrive at the best diagnosis.
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Dr. Timothy Mosher
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
In brief: MRI
Typically a radiologist will provide a formal report.
However, your spine specialist will also review the imaging and make treatment recommendations.

In brief: MRI
Typically a radiologist will provide a formal report.
However, your spine specialist will also review the imaging and make treatment recommendations.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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