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Clinical guidance for MRI referral


Guideline disclaimer

The information set out in this publication is current at the date of first publication and is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. Nor is this publication exhaustive of the subject matter. Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this publication must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Compliance with any recommendations cannot of itself guarantee discharge of the duty of care owed to patients and others coming into contact with the health professional and the premises from which the health professional operates. 

Whilst the text is directed to health professionals possessing appropriate qualifications and skills in ascertaining and discharging their professional (including legal) duties, it is not to be regarded as clinical advice and, in particular, is no substitute for a full examination and consideration of medical history in reaching a diagnosis and treatment based on accepted clinical practices. 

Accordingly The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including without limitation liability by reason of negligence) to any users of the information contained in this publication for any loss or damage (consequential or otherwise), cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information contained in this publication and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation in the information. 

Recommended citation 

Clinical guidance for MRI referral. East Melbourne:  
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2013. 

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners  
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Victoria 3002 Australia 

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ISBN 978-0-86906-369-9 (web)
ISBN 978-0-86906-372-9 (print)
Published October 2013 

The development of this guidance has been funded by the  Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. 

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