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Imaging in Patients with Low Back Pain: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: March 10, 2015
Project Number: RB0802-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report


  1. What are the clinical benefits and harms of imaging for low back pain (LBP) in patients with no other risks?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines for imaging for LBP in patients with no other risks?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews and three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of imaging in patients with LBP.