About the Diagnostic Imaging Workshop

26 – 27 October 2010
Edmonton, Alberta

As part of the Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program, on October 26 & 27, 2010, the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) conducted an invitational workshop on the optimal use of diagnostic imaging (CT and MRI) based on the recommendations from the low back pain guideline.

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Encouraging Optimal Use of Diagnostic Imaging for Low Back Pain – Workshop Summary

The workshop brought together a broad spectrum of stakeholders from Alberta and other jurisdictions across Canada to:

  • Review the available data on use of diagnostic imaging for low back pain;
  • Develop an understanding of the barriers and facilitators of appropriate use of diagnostic imaging in primary care settings;
  • Review the results of implementation science (Knowledge Translation) research related to implementing policy, professional and patient level interventions to align clinical practice with evidence-informed recommendations; and
  • Develop a framework for a multi factorial knowledge translation program for diagnostic imaging in low back pain for primary care in Alberta.


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