Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2020; 24(03): 203-213
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708873
Review Article

Ten Commandments for the Diagnosis of Bone Tumors

1  Department of Imaging, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
2  Department of Imaging, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, United Kingdom
Klaus Woertler
3  Department of Imaging, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
Johan L. Bloem
4  Department of Imaging, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Gunnar Åström
5  Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology (Oncology) and Department of Surgical Sciences (Radiology), Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
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The diagnosis of tumors and tumorlike lesions of bone is a routine part of both general and specialist radiologic practices. The spectrum of disorders ranges from the small incidental lesion to the potentially life-limiting malignancies whether primary or secondary. In this review, authored by experts from several European orthopaedic oncology centers, we present a collection of pieces of advice in the form of 10 commandments. Adherence in daily practice to this guidance should help minimize adverse patient experiences and outcomes.

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Publication Date:
28 September 2020 (online)

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