This article in the Tuesday New York Times Science section really resonated with me. I have taken the liberty to highlight certain areas that I think are particularly relevant. In the sports world for liability reasons and I think convenience team medical staff are quick to do MRI’s, something I have always questioned. Nothing can substitute for a good physical exam. I have always felt it unnecessary to MRI a hamstring strain. Look at the athlete, how did they strain it and then get to work getting them back in the game. An MRI will tell you more than you need to know.