Review of the imaging features of benign osteoporotic and malignant vertebral compression fractures

J. T. Mauch, C. M. Carr, H. Cloft, Felix Diehn

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Abstract

Vertebral compression fractures are very common, especially in the elderly. Benign osteoporotic and malignant vertebral compression fractures have extremely different management and prognostic implications. Although there is an overlap in appearances, characteristic imaging features can aid in the distinction between these 2 types of compression fractures. The aim of this review is to characterize the imaging features of benign and malignant vertebral compression fractures seen with CT, PET, SPECT, and MR imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1584-1592
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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