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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Total spine magnetic resonance imaging for detection of multifocal infection in pyogenic spondylodiscitis: a retrospective observational study

292 Patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis were treated operatively from 2016 to 2018
Case Selection
Inclusion: Exclusion:
• First detection of pyogenic Spondylodiscitis with surgical treatment • only region specific (lumbar, thoracic, cervical) MRI
• Age ≥ 18 • Contraindications for MRI
• MRI of the total spine • Medical history of a previous Spondylodiscitis
• Previous Spine surgery
• Pregnancy
79 patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis and MRI of the total Spine