Nomenclature of subchondral nonneoplastic bone lesions

Tetyana Gorbachova, Ian Amber, Nicholas M. Beckmann, D. Lee Bennett, Eric Y. Chang, Leah Davis, Felix M. Gonzalez, Barry G. Hansford, B. Matthew Howe, Leon Lenchik, Carl S. Winalski, Miriam A. Bredella

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to summarize the nomenclature of nonneoplastic conditions affecting subchondral bone through a review of the medical literature and expert opinion of the Society of Skeletal Radiology Subchondral Bone Nomenclature Committee. CONCLUSION. This consensus statement summarizes current understanding of the pathophysiologic characteristics and imaging findings of subchondral nonneoplastic bone lesions and proposes nomenclature to improve effective communication across clinical specialties and help avoid diagnostic errors that could affect patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)963-982
Number of pages20
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2019


  • Nomenclature
  • Nonneoplastic
  • Osteochondral
  • Subchondral bone
  • White paper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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