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CT and Pathologic Correlation Vertebral Body Cavity Creation 2012

Interventional Spine

Todd, S, Miller, MD
Christopher, Romano, RPA-C, Non ASSR Member
Allan, Brook, MD, Non ASSR Member



To demonstrate the ability to create cavities within veterbral bodies using multiple available commercial devices with both CT and Pathologic correlation.

Methods & Materials

Several commercially available cavity creation devices were placed in a cadaver specimen. CT scans were obtained before and after cavities were created. Gross pathalogic specimens were evaluated for correlation.


All devices were used successfully to create cavities in the cadaver spine. The size and conspicuity of the cavities differed amongst devces.


Cavity creation is possible with a multitude of devices that are readily available.