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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Maria Fernanda Villarreal, M.D. [2]

Overview

On MRI, osteochondroma shows cartilage thickness (and thus assessing for malignant transformation), presence of edema in bone or adjacent soft tissues, and visualization of neurovascular structures. MRI is the imaging modality of choice to assess malignant transformation of osteochondroma.[1]

MRI

  • MRI is the imaging modality of choice to assess malignant transformation of osteochondroma.[1]
  • MRI findings of osteochondroma, include:
  • Cartilage thickness (and thus assessing for malignant transformation)
  • Presence of edema in bone or adjacent soft tissues
  • Visualization of neurovascular structures

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Osteochondroma. Dr Yuranga Weerakkody. Radiopedia. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/osteochondroma Accessed on January 28, 2016

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