E2135. Myriad Musculoskeletal Manifestations on Routine Cross-Sectional Body Imaging
  1. Mindy Choong; Singhealth
  2. Jeffrey Fong; Singhealth
  3. Viswanath Chidambaram; Singhealth
In this era of super-su-specialized reporting and ever-increasing case complexity, the body radiologist is already fully occupied with the abdominopelvic viscera. Let us not forget that on every cross-sectional body scan, there will be musculoskeletal structures, including not just the bones and muscles, but also the tendons, subcutaneous tissue, and skin. This educational exhibit aims to address potential gaps in the reader’s knowledge by reviewing a myriad musculoskeletal findings and identifying potential pitfalls in interpretation.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
To illustrate the various common and benign musculoskeletal findings routinely encountered on cross sectional body imaging, discuss how musculoskeletal findings can assist in interpretation of abdominopelvic findings in multi-system disease processes, and illustrate the various malignant and significant musculoskeletal findings that an abdominal radiologist should identify, as it will require further work-up.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
This education exhibit will include common and benign musculoskeletal findings, focal and diffuse bone lesions and their mimics, lesions related to joints, bursa, muscles, tendons, skin and subcutaneous soft tissue. We will show postoperative complications related to musculoskeletal procedure or instrumentation. We will also highlight cases where musculoskeletal findings are key to the final diagnosis.

By demonstrating the myriad musculoskeletal findings on routine body imaging, we hope this primer for residents can help fill potential gaps in knowledge and identify potential pitfalls in interpretation.