What is the role of MRI in the workup of deep neck infections?

Updated: Apr 30, 2020
  • Author: Alan D Murray, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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MRI: Because of the increased time and expense involved in obtaining an MRI result, MRI is not the initial modality of choice. However, when obtained, MRI scans can give excellent soft tissue resolution to help localize the region of involvement.


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