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Advanced Imaging of the Diabetic Foot and Its Complications
Copyright 1999 T. Learch, A. Gentili. All rights reserved.
Revised: November 16, 2004.

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57-year-old man with diabetes.  Sagittal STIR image (A) demonstrates shallow ulcer over the calcaneal tuberosity with underlying subtle inflammation of the cortex consistent with osteitis and early osteomyelitis.  Follow-up sagittal STIR (B) and T1 (C) weighted images obtained 4 months later demonstrate marked progression of osteomyelitis.  Note gas and pus in sinus tract in overlying soft tissues. (Click on the images to see larger versions)

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Advanced Imaging of the Diabetic Foot and Its Complications
Copyright 1999 T. Learch, A. Gentili. All rights reserved.
Revised: April 29, 2006.
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