What is the role of MRI in the workup of diabetic foot ulcers?

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Tanzim Khan, DPM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In the setting of osteomyelitis, MRI is said to be both specific and sensitive. MRI is also useful for evaluating deep space infections, infectious tenosynovitis, myositis, and septic arthritis. However, in the setting of Charcot arthropathy, it is difficult to distinguish that condition from osteomyelitis.


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