Soft-Tissue Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions

  • Suzanne E. Anderson
  • Daniel Vanel


Soft tissue benign masses and potentially malignant sarcomas are unfortunately not uncommon [1, 2, 3]. Some investigators have stated that based on the morphological features and signal intensity, as demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiologists are able to precisely characterize soft-tissue lesions in some 80% of cases. However, others have noted that most imaging appearances are nonspecific and that, at most, a correct histological result based on imaging can be reached in only 25–35% of cases [2, 3].


Sarcoma Amyloidosis Hemangioma Lipoma Thymoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suzanne E. Anderson
    • 1
  • Daniel Vanel
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Imaging, The University of Notre Dame AustraliaThe Medical School of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Rizzoli Orthopedic InstituteUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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