Which imaging studies may be helpful in the diagnosis of Pseudomonas infections?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Other studies

  • Echocardiography (ECHO) may reveal vegetations in endocarditis. However, because the yield is low, consider a transesophageal ECHO or repeat ECHO for highly suspicious cases.

  • Bone radiography or a nuclear study is helpful in diagnosing patients with suspected osteomyelitis.

  • Renal ultrasound may be helpful to evaluate patients with a suspected obstruction or abscess formation complicating a UTI.

  • A gallium WBC scan may help determine the extent of infection.


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