Diffusion-weighted imaging in a patient with vertebral and epidural abscesses.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this report, we describe the appearance of the spinal vertebral body and epidural abscesses in a patient who underwent diffusion-weighted imaging of the spine and CT-guided aspiration of one of the abscesses. The abscesses were hyperintense relative to the surrounding tissues on diffusion-weighted images, and they appeared dark on apparent diffusion coefficient maps; these findings were consistent with those of published reports of the brain and liver.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eastwood, JD; Vollmer, RT; Provenzale, JM

Published Date

  • March 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 496 - 498

PubMed ID

  • 11901028

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7975289

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-6108


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States