MRI rules change but still useful in knees

As Medicare tightens up on ordering MRIs of the knee, new research has found MRI-detected osteophytes are a clinically relevant marker of early osteoarthritis. Results from the Tasmania Older Adult Cohort study have previously shown that MRI-detected osteophytes (OPs) were common – found in about 85% of 50-80 years olds in the community compared to ...

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