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Ch 10 Workbook

Ex B Match Imaging Modality to Pathologic Condition

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Soft tissues of lumbar spine (ie, spinal cord and intervertebral disk spaces)
Myelography Structures within subarachnoid space
Nuclear Medicine Inflammatory conditions such as Paget's disease, neoplastic processes, osteomyelitis, ankylosing spondylitis, metastases
Computed Tomography (CT) fractures, disk disease, neoplastic disease, spina bifida, spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis
Bone Densitometry Osteoporosis due to long-term steroid use, hyper-parathyroidism, estrogen deficiency, advancing age, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, alcoholism
Myelography requires an injection of contrast medium via a lumbar or cervical puncture to visualize the soft tissue structures of the spinal canal
Nuclear Medicine a radiopharmaceutical-tagged tracer element is injected that concentrates in areas of increased bone activity, demonstrating a 'hot spot' in the image
Computed Tomography (CT) evaluation of the vertebral column
Bone Densitometry non-invasive measurement, accurate within 1% and radiation skin dose is low
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP), Spina bifida
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