CASE 10: MRI FEMUR

Thigh Pain

DIAGNOSIS

Signal changes in the marrow with abscess formation

Chronic Osteomyelitis

 

RAD PEARLS

* Usually due to hematogenous spread (Staph aureus, E Coli, Salmonella)

* T2WI show bone edema & fluid as bright, with abscesses seen in subperiosteal aspect or tracking to the soft tissues