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Infectious and inflammatory processes of the spine

A S Smith, S I Blaser
Radiologic Clinics of North America 1991, 29 (4): 809-27
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Infectious and inflammatory processes of the spinal column are discussed, including disc space infection, osteomyelitis, epidural abscess, arachnoiditis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The relative sensitivity and specificity of various imaging modalities, as well as the imaging characteristics and utility of these various modalities are given. Emphasis is placed on the use of magnetic resonance imaging.

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