STIR sequence in infectious sacroiliitis in three patients

Angelo Bellussi, Elisa Busi Rizzi, Vincenzo Schininà, Andrea De Santis, Corrado Bibbolino

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides the most detailed evaluation of the sacroiliac (SI) joint and surrounding soft tissue. Therefore, this technique represents the most sensitive and specific method in early diagnosis of infectious sacroiliitis. Among three patients diagnosed as having infectious sacroiliitis in our hospital, the short tau inversion recovery sequence (STIR) was found to be more effective than the T1 contrast-enhanced sequence, particularly in delineating all findings of the SI joint inflammation and allowing for the early detection of septic sacroiliitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-215
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Sacroiliitis - infectious sacroiliitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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