Which Imaging Exams Are Overused in the ED?

Four imaging tests were among five exams deemed “low value” in the emergency room, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine article. Do you agree?

Which Imaging Exams Are Overused in the ED?

Cervical spine CT after trauma if patients did not meet NEXUS low-risk critia or the Canadian C-Spine Rule
Diagnostic CT for pulmonary embolism without first risk stratifying for pulmonary embolism
Head CT for patients with mild traumatic head injury who do not meet New Orleans Criteria or the Canadian CT Head Rule
Lumbar spine MRI for patients with lower back pain without high-risk features
All of the above
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