Michael Eller; Peter J Goadsby


Expert Rev Neurother. 2013;13(3):263-273. 

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Five-year View

The cost of MRI is expected to decrease, with a parallel trend toward the increased use of higher resolution scanning. Direct patient access to their medical record, including imaging reports, is also expected to increase. The risks of manufacturing morbidity and increasing healthcare costs by uncovering 'abnormal' imaging findings of no clinical significance will only increase. More than ever, clinicians will need to be aware that by requesting imaging, they may in fact be doing more harm than good.