MR Imaging of Primary Bone Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions in Children

Sandra L. Wootton-Gorges

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This article provides a review of the MR imaging features of the major primary malignant and benign bone tumors and tumorlike conditions encountered in the pediatric population. Malignant tumors discussed include osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, lymphoma, and malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Benign lesions discussed include simple bone cysts, aneurysmal bone cysts, giant cell tumor, osteochondroma, enchondroma, chondroblastoma, osteoid osteoma, osteoblastoma, nonossifying fibroma, fibrous dysplasia, osteofibrous dysplasia, hemangioma, and histiocytosis. The use of MR imaging in the diagnosis of these lesions is discussed, and the text is enhanced with imaging examples of the lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-975
Number of pages19
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Bone tumor
  • Children
  • MR imaging
  • Pediatrics
  • Skeletal neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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