MR imaging of bone metastases and choice of sequence: Spin echo, in-phase gradient echo, diffusion, and contrast medium

Daniel Vanel, Roberto Casadei, Marco Alberghini, Manel Razgallah, Maurizio Busacca, Ugo Albisinni

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the only imaging technique allowing the direct visualization of the bone marrow and is the most sensitive to detect bone metastases. Sensitivity is high, but a good understanding and an informed choice of acquisition sequences can easily improve specificity. Fat and water distribution (spin echo), indirect visualization of bone trabeculae (in-phase gradient echo), evaluation of bone edema and cell density (diffusion), and the study of vascularization (contrast medium) should be cleverly combined to enable good detection and lesion characterization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-103
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Contrast Media
Neoplasm Metastasis
Bone and Bones
Bone Density
Edema
Cell Count
Bone Marrow
Fats
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Water

Keywords

  • Bone metastases (in-phase gradient echo)
  • Bone metastases (MR diffusion)
  • Bone metastases (MR)
  • Vertebral collapse (MR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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MR imaging of bone metastases and choice of sequence : Spin echo, in-phase gradient echo, diffusion, and contrast medium. / Vanel, Daniel; Casadei, Roberto; Alberghini, Marco; Razgallah, Manel; Busacca, Maurizio; Albisinni, Ugo.

In: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Vol. 13, No. 2, 06.2009, p. 97-103.

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Vanel, Daniel ; Casadei, Roberto ; Alberghini, Marco ; Razgallah, Manel ; Busacca, Maurizio ; Albisinni, Ugo. / MR imaging of bone metastases and choice of sequence : Spin echo, in-phase gradient echo, diffusion, and contrast medium. In: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology. 2009 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 97-103.
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