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Simpfendorfer CS
Infectious disease clinics of North America. Date of publication 2017 Jun 1;volume 31(2):299-324.
1. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;31(2):299-324. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2017.01.004. Epub 2017 Mar 30. Radiologic Approach to Musculoskeletal Infections. Simpfendorfer CS(1). Author information: (1)Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, CCLCM/CWRU, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address: simpfec2@ccf.org. Imaging is often used to establish a diagnosis of musculoskeletal infections and evaluate the full extent and severity of disease. Imaging should always start with radiographs, which provide an important anatomic overview. MRI is the test of choice in most musculoskeletal infections because of its superior soft tissue contrast resolution and high sensitivity for pathologic edema. However, MRI is not always possible. Alternative imaging modalities including ultrasound scan, computed tomography, and radionuclide imaging may be used. This article reviews the individual imaging modalities and discusses how specific musculoskeletal infections should be approached from an imaging perspective. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2017.01.004 PMID: 28366223 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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