MRI and 18FDG-PET in the assessment of bone marrow infiltration of the spine in cancer patients

  title={MRI and 18FDG-PET in the assessment of bone marrow infiltration of the spine in cancer patients},
  author={Nadir Alexander Ghanem and Gregor Pache and Christian Lohrmann and Ingo Brink and Thorsten Alexander Bley and Elmar Kotter and Thomas S. Kelly and Mathias Langer},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of MRI and 18FDG-PET in bone marrow infiltration of the spine due to metastases of solid tumours and lymphoma in cancer patients. In 35 cancer patients (solid tumours n = 26, lymphoma n = 9) MRI of the spine and 18FDG-PET were reviewed and the detectability of metastases, infiltration of the spine, extent of disease, and therapeutic implications were compared. In 8/35 cases (23%) imaging technique showed concordantly no bone marrow… CONTINUE READING

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