versão impressa ISSN 0100-3984
NOGUEIRA-BARBOSA, Marcello Henrique et al. Magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of periosteal reactions. Radiol Bras [online]. 2010, vol.43, n.4, pp. 266-271. ISSN 0100-3984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-39842010000400012.
The objective of the present essay was to encourage a careful evaluation of periosteal reactions on magnetic resonance images. The initial approach to bone lesions is made by conventional radiography and, based on the imaging findings, periosteal reactions are classified into classical subtypes. Although magnetic resonance imaging is considered as the gold standard for local staging of bone tumors, the utilization of such method in the study of periosteal reactions related to focal bone lesions has been poorly emphasized, with relatively few studies approaching this subject. The literature review revealed a study describing an experimental animal model of osteomyelitis suggesting that magnetic resonance imaging is superior to other imaging methods in the early identification of periosteal reactions. Another study has suggested a good correlation between conventional radiography and magnetic resonance imaging in the identification and classification of periosteal reactions in cases of osteosarcoma. The present essay illustrates cases of periosteal reactions observed at magnetic resonance imaging in correlation with findings of conventional radiography or other imaging methods.
Palavras-chave : Periostitis; Bone neoplasm; Magnetic resonance imaging.