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Table 2 Frequency of diagnostic tests performed for non-urgent LBP patients at the QEII HSC ED (n = 325)

From: Current management practices for patients presenting with low back pain to a large emergency department in Canada

Diagnostic test Number (%)
Any laboratory test 73 (22.5)
Urinalysis 71 (21.9)
Bloodwork 30 (9.2)
Any Imaging 96 (29.5)
Plain radiograph 89 (27.4)
CT 15 (4.6)
MRI 2 (0.6)
Plain radiograph and CT 11 (3.4)
CT and MRI 1 (0.3)
Only MRI 1 (0.3)