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Abstract #1669

Should Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Tumours of the Musculoskeletal System Be Performed in a Sarcoma-Designated Health Care Center?

Krista Anne Goulding1, Heathcliffe D'Sa1, Youjin Chang1, Kara McWatters2, Mark E. Schweitzer3, Joel Werier4

1Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; 2Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada; 3Department of Radiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; 4Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

A retrospective review of five years of referrals for musculoskeletal tumours identified significant discordance in MRI interpretation between referring centres and sarcoma-designated units. More accurate reporting may be achieved by synoptic reporting or referral to a centre with expertise in musculoskeletal neoplasia.