Incidental bone marrow lesions on MRI of the spine

Author(s): Dr Simranjeet Kaur, Dr Sinan Al-Qassab, Dr Victor Cassar-Pullicino

Hospital: Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Reference: RAD Magazine, 46, 547, 12-14


Incidental findings are those that were previously unknown to the patient and are unintentionally identified while investigating unrelated clinical complaints. They are usually benign and frequently encountered in routine radiological practice, especially on MRI of the spine. Familiarity with the most common ‘incidentalomas’ will result in confident diagnosis and guide adequate management of these entities. In this article we discuss those most commonly encountered and outline important points that aid in their identification.

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