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DWI of the Spine Improves Sensitivity of Lesion Detection in Multiple Myeloma 2011

General Spine

James, M, Kessler, MD, MPH
Jose, Rios, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Lawrence, Tanenbaum, MD, FACR, Non ASSR Member



Traditional spine surveys for multiple myeloma employ a combination of T1, T2, STIR and sometimes, contrast enhanced sequences. Despite this multi-modal assessment, disease is often difficult to detect and characterize. This is particularly true in elderly patients with heterogeneous bone marrow composition/signal and when lesions occur in such locations as the pedicles, articulating facets and vertebral endplates where degenerative changes and Schmorlâ