Authors: Chad Craig, Brandon Carlson
RECOMMENDATION: MRI remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of spinal infection, with sensitivity and specificity above 90%. In the presence of MRI contraindications, consider a combination of modalities, such as computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography-CT (PET-CT), and single photon emission CT (SPECT)+67Gallium or Gallium-67.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)231