Osteonecrosis

Nancy A. Chauvin, Diego Jaramillo

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Abstract

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is caused by a variety of pathologies that ultimately results in ischemia of bone and cellular death. Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging is a widely used modality to assess the extent of femoral head, physeal and metaphyseal involvement, enabling depiction of changes at the earliest stages so that appropriate treatment can be instituted. MR imaging also plays a critical role in assessing the progression of disease as well as posttreatment responses. A thorough understanding of MR techniques and optimal imaging protocols are crucial in the radiologic evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHip Magnetic Resonance Imaging
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages161-179
Number of pages19
Volume9781461416685
ISBN (Electronic)9781461416685
ISBN (Print)1461416671, 9781461416678
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Chauvin, N. A., & Jaramillo, D. (2014). Osteonecrosis. In Hip Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Vol. 9781461416685, pp. 161-179). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1668-5_12