IJSR International Journal of Scientific Research 2277 - 8179 Indian Society for Health and Advanced Research ijsr-6-10-12211 Original Research Paper VERTEBRAL COLLAPSE BENIGN VS MALIGNANT CAUSE MRI EVALUATION: PICTORIAL ESSAY Phatak Dr. Dr.Garima Rajimwale Dr. October 2017 6 10 01 02 ABSTRACT

 Attempting to ascertain the underlying cause of a vertebral compression deformity may present a diagnostic dilemma because spine is a common site for metastasis, osteoporotic fractures, metabolic diseases, neoplasms and infective lesions. Differentiating malignant compression fracture from a benign process with information from clinical findings, use of plain radiographs, bone scans and computed tomography may not be sufficient, in particular for those without a history of obvious trauma or known malignancy MRI is a useful imaging modality for the early differentiation between benign and malignant vertebral fractures. We are presenting a pictorial essay depicting various imaging findings of benign and malignant vertebral collapse.