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Diagnostic imaging: its role in evaluating chest, abdominal, and musculoskeletal infections.
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PMID:  8637829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Imaging studies can provide essential information when infection is suspected. Chest radiography remains the best radiographic screening tool for intrathoracic infections. Computed tomographic (CT) scanning is preferred for evaluation of solid-organ abscesses, peritoneal abscesses, and associated malignant tumors or adenopathy. Ultrasonography is used primarily in evaluation of the gallbladder, biliary system and, increasingly, the appendix. Magnetic resonance imaging is highly sensitive in detecting osteomyelitis.
E J Stern; J C Hunter; H V Nghiem; D H Lewis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-05     Completed Date:  1996-07-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-83     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; X    
Department of Radiology, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis
Abdominal Abscess / radiography
Infection / diagnosis*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Osteomyelitis / radionuclide imaging
Respiratory Tract Infections / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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