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What are the tests for compression fracture?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Radiologic

Diagnosis of compression fx starts with plain spine x-rays.
If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, including malignancies), then further imaging is required, such as ct, mri, bone scan, pet scan. These decisions must be made by the diagnostician involved.

In brief: Radiologic

Diagnosis of compression fx starts with plain spine x-rays.
If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, including malignancies), then further imaging is required, such as ct, mri, bone scan, pet scan. These decisions must be made by the diagnostician involved.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Imaging

X-rays, ct, MRI or bone scan.
All are imaging modalities that can assist with the diagnosis of a spine fracture.

In brief: Imaging

X-rays, ct, MRI or bone scan.
All are imaging modalities that can assist with the diagnosis of a spine fracture.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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