Extraspinal abnormalities are common in spine imaging, particularly in older patients. Thoroughly searching scout/localizer sequences, vascular structures, extraspinal soft tissues, and edges of the film for these potentially serious entities is important for both trainees and the seasoned radiologists as they interpret cross-sectional spine images to provide optimal patient care.
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