Author: Susana Núñez-Pereira
RECOMMENDATION: The presence of an abscess in the back muscles or posterior site, confirmed by gadolinium enhancement, is the most frequently-reported change on MRI of patients with surgical site infection (SSI). The presence of a collection of fluid outside the head of the pedicle screws is another sign of SSI.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 71%, Disagree: 8%, Abstain: 21% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)234