Screening for Spinal Disease
  • A. Jay Khanna
  • Mesfin A. Lemma
  • Bruce A. Wasserman
  • Robert F. McLain
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)


Irrespective of the underlying pathology, treatment for neoplasia of the spine starts only after the disease has been identified and its extent confirmed on an objective study. Whenever there is a suspicion that cancer has involved the spine, an appropriate screening protocol should be initiated to confirm or rule out that suspicion and to provide a differential diagnosis or preliminary diagnosis that will guide initial treatment.


Vertebral Compression Fracture Spinal Metastasis Spinal Tumor Spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging Herniate Nucleus Pulposus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Jay Khanna
    • 1
  • Mesfin A. Lemma
    • 1
  • Bruce A. Wasserman
    • 2
  • Robert F. McLain
    • 3
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery at Good Samaritan HospitalBaltimore
  2. 2.Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceJohns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimore
  3. 3.Lerner College of Medicine and The Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland

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