Iranian Journal of Radiology

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Developing Criteria for Lumbar Spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Using RAND Appropriateness Method (RAM)

Ali Keshtkaran 1 , Mohammad Bagheri 2 , Rahim Ostovar 3 , * , Hedayat Salari 1 , Majid Reza Farrokhi 4 , Atefeh Esfandiari 5 and Hossein Yousefimanesh 6
Authors Information
1 Department of Medical Informatics and Management, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Department of Radiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3 Social Determinants of Health Center Research, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran
4 Shiraz Neurosciences Research Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, Shiraz, Iran
5 Department of Health Services Administration, Kerman Medical Students Research Committee, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
6 Department of Medicine, Shiraz Medical Students Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: September 01, 2012, 9 (3); 130-138
  • Published Online: September 17, 2012
  • Article Type: Research ArticleIMAGING INFORMATICS
  • Received: January 2, 2012
  • Revised: April 14, 2012
  • Accepted: May 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.4063

To Cite: Keshtkaran A, Bagheri M, Ostovar R, Salari H, Farrokhi M R, et al. Developing Criteria for Lumbar Spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Using RAND Appropriateness Method (RAM), Iran J Radiol. 2012 ; 9(3):130-138. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.4063.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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