Advances in the 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. Bishop, Jing Li, Mary Frances McAleer, Robert Y. North, Laurence D. Rhines, Todd A. Swanson, Wang Chenyang, Behrang Amini

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Spine is the most frequently involved site of osseous metastases. With improved disease-specific survival in patients with Stage IV cancer, durability of local disease control has become an important goal for treatment of spinal metastases. Herein, we review the multidisciplinary management of spine metastases, including conventional external beam radiation therapy, spine stereotactic radiosurgery, and minimally invasive and open surgical treatment options. We also present a simplified framework for management of spinal metastases used at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, focusing on the important decision points where the radiologist can contribute.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20220267
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number1141
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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