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Table 1 MR-based morphological classification staging of spondylodiscitis

From: SponDT (Spondylodiscitis Diagnosis and Treatment): spondylodiscitis scoring system

Stage 0 1 2 3
MRI None Spondylitis or discitis (T2 intensity, contrast enhancement) Spondylodiscitis (T1 intensity, T2, KM intensity, contrast enhancement in BS/WK, structural disorders) Spondylodiscitis with a paravertebral abscess