Bone Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions of Bone

Matthew V. Cronin, MD; Tudor H. Hughes, MBBS, MD, FRCR


Appl Radiol. 2012;41(10):6-15. 

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This article has reviewed the commonest benign and malignant bone tumors the radiologist is likely to encounter. To construct a meaningful differential diagnosis, an attempt should be made to characterize the lesion as having either an aggressive or a benign appearance by assessing such qualities as the zone of transition, periostitis, pattern of lysis, and location. A careful and methodical analysis will help the radiologist determine if the lesion is likely benign or if additional workup or biopsy should be considered.