Is there a role for nuclear imaging (e.g., positron emission tomography scan (PET)) in the diagnosis of spinal infections?

Author: Glenn S. Russo

RECOMMENDATION: PET scan, preferably PET-computed tomography (PET-CT), can be used as an adjunct to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose spinal infections when an MRI cannot be performed or is inconclusive.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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