Imaging of the Spine

  • A. Jay Khanna
  • Michael K. Shindle
  • Bruce A. Wasserman
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)


Multiple modalities are available for imaging the spine in patients with cancer, including conventional radiography, computed tomography (CT), radionuclide imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional and metabolic imaging, and interventional radiology techniques. After a careful history and physical examination, the next step in the evaluation of the patient with primary or secondary neoplastic involvement of the spine is selection of the appropriate imaging modality and its application at the appropriate region of the spine.


Magn Reson Image Conventional Radiography Spinal Metastasis Spinal Tumor Conventional Radiograph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Jay Khanna
    • 1
  • Michael K. Shindle
    • 2
  • Bruce A. Wasserman
    • 3
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery at Good Samaritan HospitalBaltimore
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHospital for Special SurgeryNew York
  3. 3.Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceJohns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimore

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