Multidisciplinary management of spinal metastases: what the radiologist needs to know

Sarah M. Bahouth, Debra N. Yeboa, Amol J. Ghia, Claudio E. Tatsui, Christopher A. Alvarez-Breckenridge, Thomas H. Beckham, Andrew J. Bishio, Jing Li, Mary Frances McAleer, Robert Y. North, Laurence D. Rhines, Todd A. Swanson, Wang Chenyang, Behrang Amini

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The modern management of spinal metastases requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes radiation oncol-ogists, surgeons, medical oncologists, and diagnostic and interventional radiologists. The diagnostic radiologist can play an important role in the multidisciplinary team and help guide assessment of disease and selection of appropriate therapy. The assessment of spine metastases is best performed on MRI, but imaging from other modalities is often needed. We provide a review of the clinical and imaging features that are needed by the multidisciplinary team caring for patients with spine metastases and stress the importance of the spine radiologist taking responsibility for synthe-sizing imaging features across multiple modalities to provide a report that advances patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20220266
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number1138
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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