Magnetic resonance imaging of septic sacroiliitis

K. Sandrasegaran, A. Saifuddin, A. Coral, W. P. Butt

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Five cases of septic sacroiliitis diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are presented. Imaging was performed between 2 and 14 days after onset of symptoms and consisted of varying combinations of coronal short tau inversion recovery (STIR), axial T2-weighted spin echo (SE), and coronal and axial pre- and postcontrast T1-weighted SE scans. Abnormalities included demonstration of sacroiliac joint effusions, bone oedema and adjacent inflammation as high signal on STIR and T2-weighted SE scans, and identification of abscesses in two cases as rim-enhancing lesions anterior to the joint on gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted SE scans. The role of MRI and other forms of imaging in septic sacroiliitis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthritis
  • Gadolinium-enhanced
  • MRI
  • Pyogenic
  • Septic sacroiliitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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