Sensitivity, Specificity and Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Differentiating Vertebral Compression Fractures Caused by Malignancy, Osteoporosis, and Infections
PURPOSE: To evaluate the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of various magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features in differentiating vertebral compression fractures caused by malignancy, osteoporosis, and infections. METHODS: 35 men and 45 women aged 40 to 78 (mean, 59) years underwent MRI to assess the underlying pathology of already diagnosed vertebral compression fractures (n=152). The interval from presentation to imaging ranged ... Read more