MRI is best technique for imaging acute osteomyelitis

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7125.147 (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:147
  1. Philip T McAndrew, Consultant radiologista,
  2. Caroline Clark, Consultant radiologista
  1. a Radiology Department, Kirkcaldy Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2 5AH

    Editor—We are surprised that Wilkinson does not find magnetic resonance imaging helpful in the diagnosis of acute osteomyelitis.1 This technique is particularly suited to the evaluation of osteomyelitis because of its superior soft tissue contrast and multiplanar imaging. Anatomical detail is much better …

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