Article: PDF OnlyMagnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Childhood DiscitisSzalay, Elizabeth A. M.D.; Green, Neil E. M.D.; Heller, Richard M. M.D.; Horev, Gadi M.D.; Kirchner, Sandra G. M.D.Author Information Departments of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: March 1987 - Volume 7 - Issue 2 - p 164-167 Buy Abstract Diagnosis of disc space infection in childhood is often delayed and is usually made on the basis of multiple roentgenographic, laboratory, and nuclear imaging studies. Four cases of septic discitis in children are described. Special emphasis is placed on the diagnostic findings with magnetic resonance imaging. Magnetic resonance sensitivity for this entity and its role in comparison with other imaging modalities are discussed. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.