Osteoblastic vertebral metastases

Case contributed by Roberto Schubert


Lumbar back pain. Prostate cancer diagnosed 5 years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Multiple T1 and T2 low-signal lesions with no suppression on STIR, seen throughout the thoracolumbar spine and sacrum.

Case Discussion

Osteoblastic metastases exhibit low signal not only on T1 but also on T2-weighted MR images, but also on STIR. 

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