T1-weighted MRI characteristics of pedal osteomyelitis

Mark S. Collins, Matthew M. Schaar, Doris E. Wenger, Jawayant N. Mandrekar

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OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to better define the T1-weighted MRI characteristics of surgically proven pedal osteomyelitis. CONCLUSION. Decreased T1 marrow signal in a geographic medullary distribution with a confluent pattern and concordance with fat-suppressed T2- and T1-weighted postcontrast signal abnormality was present in 100% of the surgically proven cases of pedal osteomyelitis. None of the patients with decreased T1 marrow signal in a subcortical distribution or in a hazy, reticulated pattern had surgically proven osteomyelitis regardless of the fat-suppressed T2-weighted or postcontrast T1-weighted findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-393
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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