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Magnetic resonance imaging of spinal infection

This article reviews the pathophysiology of spinal infection and its relevance for imaging. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the modality with by far the best sensitivity and specificity for spinal infection. The imaging appearances of spinal infection in MRI are outlined, and imaging techniques are discussed. The problems of clinical diagnosis are outlined. There is some emphasis on the MRI differentiation of pyogenic and nonpyogenic infection and on the differential diagnosis of spinal infection centered on the imaging presentation

Keywords : diagnosis,Humans,Image Enhancement,Infection,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,methods,Myelitis,Radiology,Sensitivity and Specificity,Spinal Cord,trends,, Resonance,Imaging,Spinal,Infection, london spine clinic Mo Akmal

Date of Publication : 2007 Jun

Authors : Tins BJ;Cassar-Pullicino VN;Lalam RK;

Organisation : Department of Radiology, The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, United Kingdom. Bernhard.Tins@rjah.nhs.uk

Journal of Publication : Top Magn Reson Imaging

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17762385

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