Post-Vertebral Augmentation Spine Imaging

Sudhir Kathuria

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Abstract

Although imaging plays a critical role and has become an integral part in preprocedure evaluation of osteoporotic patients at risk of compression fracture, many treated patients undergo follow-up imaging, for reasons ranging from potential procedure-related complications to development of new symptoms after initial improvement after successful vertebral augmentation (VA). Although imaging is frequently obtained for evaluation of these patients, there is a general lack of knowledge about imaging characteristics of treated vertebrae. This article reviews various indications for post-VA imaging, the appearance of augmented spine on imaging, and the important complications associated with the VA procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-347
Number of pages11
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • Cement leakage
  • Compression fracture
  • Post vertebroplasty imaging
  • Vertebral augmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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