Left: Sagittal T1 and T2 images of the lumbar spine show diffusely abnormal signal in the
vertebral body bone marrow. Normally, the bone marrow exhibits higher and lower signal
than the intervertebral disks on T1 and T2WIs, respectively. Numerous vertebral
compression fractures are seen. The spinal canal is patent.
Right: Sagittal T1 post-contrast fat-sat image reveals diffuse mottled enhancement of the
bone marrow of the vertebral bodies and spinous processes.
Key words: mri tumor neoplasia
Diffuse metastatic bone marrow
disease from breast carcinoma