Brucellar spondylodiscitis: magnetic resonance imaging features with conventional sequences and diffusion-weighted imaging


ÖZTEKİN Ö., Calli C., ADIBELLİ Z. H. , KİTİŞ Ö. , EREN C., ALTINOK T.

RADIOLOGIA MEDICA, vol.115, no.5, pp.794-803, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11547-010-0530-3
  • Title of Journal : RADIOLOGIA MEDICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.794-803
  • Keywords: Brucellosis, Spondylodiscitis, Magnetic resonance imaging, Diffusion-weighted imaging, Vertebrae, TUBERCULOUS SPONDYLITIS, MRI FINDINGS, INVOLVEMENT, DIFFERENTIATION, DIAGNOSIS, SPINE

Abstract

In this retrospective study, we evaluated the contribution and role of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in differentiating acute and chronic forms of brucellar spondylodiscitis. We also describe the characteristics and some indistinguishable features of brucellar spondylodiscitis on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to emphasise the importance and limitations of MRI.