Imaging of myeloma bone disease--implications for staging, prognosis and follow-up

Acta Oncol. 2000;39(7):823-7. doi: 10.1080/028418600750063578.


Among all imaging modalities, magnetic resonance imaging provides the most useful information about the accurate staging of solitary bone plasmacytoma, the prediction of progression of asymptomatic multiple myeloma and the prognosis of symptomatic multiple myeloma. Furthermore, magnetic resonance imaging contributes to the differential diagnosis of compression fractures in patients with myeloma and can be used for assessment of response to treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Disease Progression
  • Fractures, Closed / diagnosis
  • Fractures, Closed / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Multiple Myeloma / complications
  • Multiple Myeloma / diagnosis
  • Multiple Myeloma / pathology*
  • Neoplasm Staging / methods*
  • Prognosis