What is the role of soft tissue imaging studies in the workup of bacterial sepsis?

Updated: Feb 05, 2019
  • Author: Amber Mahmood Bokhari, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Site-specific soft tissue imaging includes ultrasonography, CT scanning, or MRI to assess for possible abscess, fluid collection, or necrotizing skin infection. These are essential for diagnostic purposes and for monitoring the response to therapy.


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