Posttherapy imaging of musculoskeletal neoplasms

Hillary Warren Garner, Mark J. Kransdorf, Jeffrey J. Peterson

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Posttreatment imaging is important to ensure early detection of oncological complications, and appropriate timing and frequency is an important consideration, especially in high-risk patients. Focused magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the preferred modality for detection of local recurrence of soft tissue tumors and is also used in high-risk osteosarcoma. Although posttreatment changes can mimic or obscure local recurrence on MR imaging, a systematic approach and knowledge of the features of recurrence versus therapeutic change allows differentiation in almost all cases. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography is also emerging as an important problem-solving tool in local recurrence and in metastatic surveillance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1307-1323
Number of pages17
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Posttherapy
  • Sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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