Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infections: The Role of MRI
January 21, 2009•15 min
Host: Jason Birnholz, MD
Guest: J. Herman Kan, MD, FACR
Pre-treatment MRI can eliminate unnecessary diagnostic or surgical procedures for children with suspected musculoskeletal infections. Host Dr. Jason Birnholz and Dr. J. Herman Kan, assistant professor of radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, specializing in pediatric and adolescent radiology, discuss the application of MRIs and the results of his recent study which showed that a significant number of surgeries could be avoided with early MRI evaluation. Tune in to hear the valuable role MRI plays in the evaluation of musculoskeletal infection.