[The value of magnetic resonance tomography (MRI) with reference to economic aspects of radiotherapy planning of vertebral metastases. A cost benefit analysis].


Is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based target volume definition for treatment planning of vertebral metastasis effective under economic considerations. From 1994 to 1999, a total of 137 patients with bone metastases affecting the vertebral column underwent MRI of the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine for the treatment planning of palliative radiation… (More)


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