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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Aug;205(2):434-41. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.14199.

Use of Imaging in the Management of Metastatic Spine Disease With Percutaneous Ablation and Vertebral Augmentation.

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1 Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Siteman Cancer Center, 510 S Kingshighway Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63110.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this article is to describe the role of imaging in the management of metastatic spine disease with percutaneous ablation and vertebral augmentation. Topics include the imaging diagnosis of spinal metastases, imaging factors related to patient selection and procedural planning, intraprocedural imaging guidance, and posttreatment imaging assessment.

CONCLUSION:

Radiologists should be familiar with pertinent imaging findings related to the percutaneous management of metastatic spine disease.

KEYWORDS:

MRI; PET/CT; cryoablation; fluoroscopy; metastatic spine disease; radiofrequency ablation; vertebral augmentation

PMID:
26204297
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.14.14199
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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