Quantitative Musculoskeletal Tumor Imaging

B. Matthew Howe, Stephen M. Broski, Laurel A. Littrell, Kay M. Pepin, Doris E. Wenger

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The role of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) techniques continues to grow and evolve in the evaluation of musculoskeletal tumors. In this review we discuss the MRI quantitative techniques of volumetric measurement, chemical shift imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, elastography, spectroscopy, and dynamic contrast enhancement. We also review quantitative PET techniques in the evaluation of musculoskeletal tumors, as well as virtual surgical planning and three-dimensional printing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-440
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020


  • Sarcoma
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • positron emission tomography/computed tomography
  • quantitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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