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Percutaneous Vertebroplasty: What the Radiologists need to Know 2011

Interventional Spine

Sujin, Kim, DR
Joon Woo, Lee, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Heung Sik, Kang, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Mi Sook, Sung, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Ji Young, Hwang, Dr, Non ASSR Member



Percutaneous vertebroplasty is one of the best therapeutic choices for many painful vertebral compression fractures that are secondary to osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, hemangiomas, and osteolytic metastasis. The purpose of this exhibit is to review what the radiologists basically need to know about percutaneous vertebroplasty.

Methods & Materials

Fluoroscopic images, preopearative MR images, and postoperative CT images were reviewed in the patients who were performed with percutaneous vertebroplsty at our hospital.


1. To understand principle, indications, and contraindications of percutaneous vertebroplasty 2. To learn basic techniques for successful and safe percutaneous vertebroplasty 3. To review clinical results after percutaneous vertebroplasty 4. To show radiological findings of side effects and complications after percutaneous vertebroplasty


Percutaneous vertebroplasty could provide minimally invasive and relatively safe treatment, and significant pain relief, to properly selected patients with painful vertebral compression fractures