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MRI nomenclature for musculoskeletal infection.

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Alaia, EF; Chhabra, A; Simpfendorfer, CS; Cohen, M; Mintz, DN; Vossen, JA; Zoga, AC; Fritz, J; Spritzer, CE; Armstrong, DG; Morrison, WB
Published in: Skeletal Radiol
December 2021

The Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards Committee identified musculoskeletal infection as a White Paper topic, and selected a Committee, tasked with developing a consensus on nomenclature for MRI of musculoskeletal infection outside the spine. The objective of the White Paper was to critically assess the literature and propose standardized terminology for imaging findings of infection on MRI, in order to improve both communication with clinical colleagues and patient care.A definition was proposed for each term; debate followed, and the committee reached consensus. Potential controversies were raised, with formulated recommendations. The committee arrived at consensus definitions for cellulitis, soft tissue abscess, and necrotizing infection, while discouraging the nonspecific term phlegmon. For bone infection, the term osteitis is not useful; the panel recommends using terms that describe the likelihood of osteomyelitis in cases where definitive signal changes are lacking. The work was presented virtually to SSR members, who had the opportunity for review and modification prior to submission for publication.

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Skeletal Radiol

DOI

EISSN

1432-2161

Publication Date

December 2021

Volume

50

Issue

12

Start / End Page

2319 / 2347

Location

Germany

Related Subject Headings

  • Osteomyelitis
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Humans
  • Consensus
  • Abscess
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Alaia, E. F., Chhabra, A., Simpfendorfer, C. S., Cohen, M., Mintz, D. N., Vossen, J. A., … Morrison, W. B. (2021). MRI nomenclature for musculoskeletal infection. Skeletal Radiol, 50(12), 2319–2347. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-021-03807-7
Alaia, Erin F., Avneesh Chhabra, Claus S. Simpfendorfer, Micah Cohen, Douglas N. Mintz, Josephina A. Vossen, Adam C. Zoga, et al. “MRI nomenclature for musculoskeletal infection.Skeletal Radiol 50, no. 12 (December 2021): 2319–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-021-03807-7.
Alaia EF, Chhabra A, Simpfendorfer CS, Cohen M, Mintz DN, Vossen JA, et al. MRI nomenclature for musculoskeletal infection. Skeletal Radiol. 2021 Dec;50(12):2319–47.
Alaia, Erin F., et al. “MRI nomenclature for musculoskeletal infection.Skeletal Radiol, vol. 50, no. 12, Dec. 2021, pp. 2319–47. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s00256-021-03807-7.
Alaia EF, Chhabra A, Simpfendorfer CS, Cohen M, Mintz DN, Vossen JA, Zoga AC, Fritz J, Spritzer CE, Armstrong DG, Morrison WB. MRI nomenclature for musculoskeletal infection. Skeletal Radiol. 2021 Dec;50(12):2319–2347.
Journal cover image

Published In

Skeletal Radiol

DOI

EISSN

1432-2161

Publication Date

December 2021

Volume

50

Issue

12

Start / End Page

2319 / 2347

Location

Germany

Related Subject Headings

  • Osteomyelitis
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Humans
  • Consensus
  • Abscess
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences