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Abstract #2963

MR-Guided Interventions of the Musculoskeletal System in Children and Adults: Pertinent Principles and Spectrum of Clinical Applications

Jan Fritz1, Roberto B. Sequeiros2, Yubo L1, Paweena U-Thainual3, 4, Aaron J. Flammang5, Avneesh Chhabra1, Philippe L. Pereira6, John A. Carrino1

1Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States; 2Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland; 3Department of Mechanical Engineering and Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States; 4Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada; 5Center for Applied Medical Imaging, Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, United States; 6Deptartment of Radiology, SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany

Different concepts of combined clinical and interventional MR imaging expanded the spectrum of musculoskeletal interventional MR imaging into clinically useful procedures in children and adults. In this exhibit, we review the pertinent principles, indications, advantages, and drawbacks of interventional MR imaging relevant to musculoskeletal procedures. Minimally invasive, MR-guided techniques of percutaneous procedures are taught through illustrative case examples, including diagnostic osseous biopsy, therapeutic osseous interventions such as drill-assisted resection, soft tissue biopsy, preoperative percutaneous tumor marking, and injection procedures including selective nerve injections, epidural injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, discography, sympathetic blocks, and temporomandibular joint injections.