Acute Benign Vertebral Compression Fracture

  • Rajesh GuptaEmail author


Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone typically due to a bacterial infection. In adults, it usually results from contiguous spread, often from a diabetic ulcer. PET/MR imaging offers benefits of obtaining high sensitivity for the presence of infection by PET and with the high soft tissue contrast on MRI, exact localization of the infection site, and nearby soft tissue involvement.


Osteomyelitis Bone infection Diabetes Ulcer FDG PET/MR 

Suggested Reading

  1. Baur A, Stäbler A, Arbogast S, Duerr HR, Bartl R, Reiser M. Acute osteoporotic and neoplastic vertebral compression fractures: fluid sign at MR imaging. Radiology. 2002;225:730–5.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Bredella MA, Essary B, Torriani M, Ouellette HA, Palmer WE. Use of FDG-PET in differentiating benign from malignant compression fractures. Skelet Radiol. 2008;37(5):405–13.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

Personalised recommendations