Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Original full-length article
03 Jan 2023
Original full-length article |  | 03 Jan 2023

Pyogenic spinal infections warrant a total spine MRI

Cristian Balcescu, Khalid Odeh, Alexander Rosinski, Brandon Nudelman, Adam Schlauch, Ishan Shah, Victor Ungurean Jr., Priya Prasad, Jeremi Leasure, Flora Stepansky, Amit Piple, and Dimitriy Kondrashov

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Short summary
Pan-spine MRI is warranted in patients who require operative treatment for pyogenic spinal infection to evaluate for multifocal infection.