General Principles of Imaging

  • Daniel Vanel


Bone imaging has undergone significant changes during the last decades. Ultrasounds, CT, MR imaging, and PET have been added to arteriography, scintigraphy, and radiographs. At the same time, survival of primary malignant tumors has improved with chemotherapy and local results with conservative surgery. Imaging plays a major role in diagnosis, local and general staging, monitoring the treatment, and detecting recurrences.


Diagnosis Imaging in bone lesions Imaging in soft tissue lesions Local staging Metastatic spread 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Vanel
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  1. 1.Surgical PathologyIstituto Ortopedico RizzoliBolognaItaly

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