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Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Diskitis
              • Definitions

                • Disc space infection
                • Adjacent vertebral bodies also usually involved

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Dunbar JA et al: The MRI appearances of early vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis. Clin Radiol. 65(12):974-81, 2010
                                          2. Hillen TJ et al: Multidetector CT scan in the evaluation of chest pain of nontraumatic musculoskeletal origin. Radiol Clin North Am. 48(1):185-91, 2010
                                          3. An HS et al: Spinal infections: diagnostic tests and imaging studies. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 444:27-33, 2006
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Synonyms

                                                        • Diskitis
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Disc space infection
                                                        • Adjacent vertebral bodies also usually involved

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Dunbar JA et al: The MRI appearances of early vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis. Clin Radiol. 65(12):974-81, 2010
                                                                                  2. Hillen TJ et al: Multidetector CT scan in the evaluation of chest pain of nontraumatic musculoskeletal origin. Radiol Clin North Am. 48(1):185-91, 2010
                                                                                  3. An HS et al: Spinal infections: diagnostic tests and imaging studies. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 444:27-33, 2006