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World J Orthop. Jul 18, 2014; 5(3): 272-282
Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.272
Imaging of multiple myeloma: Current concepts
Thorsten Derlin, Peter Bannas
Thorsten Derlin, Peter Bannas, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, DE-20246 Hamburg, Germany
Author contributions: Both Derlin T and Bannas P designed and wrote the article.
Correspondence to: Dr. Thorsten Derlin, MD, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, DE-20246 Hamburg, Germany. t.derlin@uke.de
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Received: December 24, 2013
Revised: February 11, 2014
Accepted: April 9, 2014
Published online: July 18, 2014
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Core tip: A comprehensive review about state-of-the-art imaging of multiple myeloma with a focus on whole-body imaging techniques including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography/CT which are increasingly used for detection and visualization of both osseous and extraosseous myeloma manifestations.