RSNA 2014 

Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2014


Imaging of Soft tissue Tumors Clues and Tricks for Decision Making (SLAM Approach)

Education Exhibits

Presented on December 3, 2014
Presented as part of MKS-WEA: Musculoskeletal Wednesday Poster Discussions


Rammohan Vadapalli MD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Harshavardhan KR MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Lalitha Palle, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose


To make an algorithmic diagnostic imaging approach for characterization of soft tissue masses ( SLAM approach: S-Signal and Signs, L-Location A-Age group M-Multiplicity/Morphology)  


SLAM approach :Signal morphology on T1 and T2, Location clues, Age group clues, Multiplicity are discussed with clinical examples. The Key Imaging Signs are illustrated with examples Triple sign: Synovial sarcoma Lasagne sign: Elastofibroma Broccoli sign: Lipoma arborescence Fascicular sign: Neurogenic tumours Comet Tail sign: Neurogenic tumors Target sign/Bulls eye sign: Neurogenic tumours Dot in circle sign: Mycetoma Foot Coaxial cable sign: Lipo fibromatous Hamartoma Median nerve/Neural Fibrolipoma   Location clues along a vein , along a nerve, along a tendon to name a few. Multiplicity and causes of multiple and symmetrical soft tissue mass lesions are illustrated   The M Rule or MI7 for the Morphology of the lesions is highlighted: Morphology (MI 7 Rule) Melanin :Clear cell Sarcoma Met haemoglobin: Haemorrhage in a tumour/Haematoma Mucin: Metastatic adenocarcinoma Mycelia(septal hyphae):Fungal pathology-Mycetoma MatrixMix: Calcium,Phleboliths,haemosiderin,Fat,Cellularity Makkan(Fat) :Lipoma,Lipoblastoma Myxoid: Myxoma, Myxoid Liposarcoma    


Cite This Abstract

Vadapalli, R, KR, H, Palle, L, Imaging of Soft tissue Tumors Clues and Tricks for Decision Making (SLAM Approach).  Radiological Society of North America 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, - ,Chicago IL.