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Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

MRI findings in Osteomyelitis



- See: MRI of Spinal Osteomyelitis

- Discussion:
    - may help identify associated abscesses, sequestra, and sinus tracts;
    - MRI may reveal specific changes in bone marrow;
    - in bone marrow, inflammatory exudate has decreased signal on T1 as compared to normal marrow;
    - infected marrow will have higher signal on T2



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:49 pm