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Imaging of Skeletal Metastases

Rubenstein, Joel M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Techniques in Orthopaedics: March 2004 - Volume 19 - Issue 1 - p 2-8
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Skeletal metastases are a common problem for the orthopaedic surgeon, and diagnostic imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of this problem. A variety of imaging modalities are available, including conventional radiography, bone scintigraphy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, and positron emission tomography; the role of each of these techniques is discussed and illustrated. In addition, the value of image-guided biopsy and therapeutic cementoplasty is described.

From the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Joel Rubenstein, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Center, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada. E-mail: joel.rubenstein@sw.ca

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.