Vertebral Body Hemangioma

  • Rajesh GuptaEmail author


Hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors that can occur in a variety of soft tissues and bone. Vertebral body hemangiomas are common throughout the thoracolumbar spine with a reported incidence of 11% based on autopsy studies. Because hemangiomas can enhance, in a patient with cancer history, FDG PET/MR can be helpful in confirming the benign nature of a hemangioma by demonstrating that the lesion has no metabolic activity.


Vertebral body hemangioma Hemangioma Dixon sequence FDG PET/MR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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