Flashcards in MSK radiology Deck (5)
What is the major indication for CT imaging?
occult spinal fractures
assess soft tissue abscess if MRI not available
Describe the application of bone scans
assess for skeletal metastases
use limited because non-specific, high radiation
What are indications for ultrasound imaging
tendon, muscle, ligament injuries
good soft tissue and vascularity detail
What are indications for MRIs?
infection, neoplasm, intra-articular pathology
spine- unexplained neuro symptoms
excellent for imaging soft tissues