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Research Paper | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Evaluation of Spinal Tuberculosis with Clinical Correlation- An Observational Study
Bhargava Ram Dasangam | Pradeep Patil  | Sai Sree Harsha Varada
Abstract: A global total of about 10 million people fell ill with TB in 2020, equivalent to 127 cases per 100000 population. A total of 1.5 million people died from TB in 2020 (including 214 000 people with HIV). Worldwide, TB is the 13th leading cause of death. TB of the spine is one of the oldest demonstrated diseases of mankind and is the common extrapulmonary form of TB. The morbidity and mortality rate due to spinal TB is higher than other infections in developing countries with dense population. Conventional radiographs give a good overview; computed tomography (CT) visualizes the disco-vertebral lesions and paravertebral abscesses, while MRI is useful in determining the spread of the disease to the soft tissues and to determine the extent of spinal cord involvement. In this study75 patients with clinical suspicion of Pott?s spine and diagnosed TB spine for follow up were referred to our department underwent MRI without contrast.
Keywords: Tuberculosis, MRI Image, Pott?s Spine, Indian Population, Spinal Tuberculosis
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 1383 - 1391