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Computed Tomography of the Bones of the Foot: Neoplastic Disease

Johnson, Pamela T. MD*; Fayad, Laura M. MD*; Frassica, Frank J. MD†; Fishman, Elliot K. MD*

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31818748da
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging modality of choice as a conjunctive study to radiography for imaging bone tumors of the foot. However, there will be cases where computed tomography (CT) is performed, and CT is superior in evaluating the bone cortex and identifying pathological fractures, periosteal reaction, or matrix mineralization. This article reviews osseous foot neoplasms. Clinical and imaging findings are discussed, as well as applications where CT provides valuable information.

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From *The Russell H. Morgan Departments of Radiology and †Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Received for publication February 27, 2008; accepted July 16, 2008.

Reprints: Pamela T. Johnson, MD, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 601 N Caroline St, Room 3251, Baltimore, MD 21287 (e-mail: pjohnso5@jhmi.edu).

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.