What is the value of imaging studies in the diagnosis of tuberculous vertebral infection

Radiographs: A clue to diagnosis is the presence of extensive vertebral destruction out of proportion to the amount of pain. Typically, the intervertebral discs are preserved in the early stages of this disease. Chest radiographs can be useful in demonstrating pulmonary involvement Radionuclide studies: Are not helpful because of the high false-negative rate in TB MRI: The imaging modality of choice for diagnosis of spinal TB CT: Plays a role in defining the extent of bony destruction and localization for biopsies

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