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Society guideline links: Upper spine and neck disorders

Deputy Editor
John F Dashe, MD, PhD

Introduction

This topic includes links to society and government-sponsored guidelines from selected countries and regions around the world. We will update these links periodically; newer versions of some guidelines may be available on each society's website. Some societies may require users to log in to access their guidelines.

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Canada

Choosing Wisely Canada: Don't order neck radiographs in patients who have a negative examination using the Canadian C-spine rules (2015)

United States

American College of Radiology (ACR)-American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)-Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR): Practice parameter for the performance of computed tomography (CT) of the extracranial head and neck (2016)

Choosing Wisely: Don't do a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the spine or brain for patients with only peripheral neuropathy (without signs or symptoms suggesting a brain or spine disorder) (2015)

   

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Literature review current through: May 2017. | This topic last updated: Aug 30, 2016.
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