Vertebral Compression Fracture – Fresh or Old?

Yingmin Chen, MD, and Yuhang Wang, MD
Department of Radiology, Hebei General Hospital, Hebei, P. R. China

An 87-year-old female patient, with a history of lumbar spinal stenosis for the past 10 years, came to our hospital complaining of sudden back pain with physical limitation. A spinal fracture was suspected and a Dual Energy CT (DECT) examination was requested for further evaluation.