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Clinical guidance for MRI referral


Using the guideline

The guidance is divided into the three anatomical regions of the MBS item descriptions – head, cervical spine and knee.

For MRI of the head and cervical spine, we have further divided the guidance into the specific indications. For MRI of the knee, both indications have been considered together.

Each section provides key information, evidence-based recommendations, background, imaging choice, imaging issues, benefits and risks as well as optional additional background information.