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Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis. MRI of the thoraco-lumbar spine. Sagittal T1 weighted images, showing contiguous vertebral body involvement from T7 to T12 level, with preserved intervertebral discs associated with pre- and para- vertebral abscess and spinal cord compression due to epidural extension of the lesion.

Technique: 3Tesla MR scanner, sagittal T1- TSE sequence (TE 9.3, TR 600).

Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis. MRI of the thoraco-lumbar spine. Sagittal T2 weighted images, showing contiguous vertebral body involvement from T7 to T12 level, with preserved intervertebral discs associated with pre- and para- vertebral abscess and spinal cord compression due to epidural extension of the lesion.

Technique: 3Tesla MR scanner, sagittal T2- TSE sequence (TE 104, TR 4000).

Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis. MRI of the thoraco-lumbar spine. Axial T2 weighted images showing pre- and para-vertebral lobulated lesion involving lower thoracic vertebral bodies and posterior elements with epidural extension compressing the dural sac and the spinal cord.

Technique: 3Tesla MR scanner, axial T2-TSE sequence (TE 83, TR 7140).

Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis. MRI of the thoraco-lumbar spine. Coronal STIR sequences showing multi-level contiguous lower thoracic vertebral lesions with large lobulated paravertebral abscesses associated with bilateral pleural empyema.

Technique: 3Tesla MR scanner, coronal STIR sequence (TE 52, TR4000).

Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis. Axial contrast enhanced CT sections of the chest and abdomen, showing destructed lower thoracic vertebrae (from T7 down to T12 level), para- and pre- vertebral abscesses with epidural abscess. There is also bilateral pleural empyema.

Technique: Multi detector CT scanner (64 slice), mAs 91.7, kV 120, 3.7 mm slice thickness. Porto-venous phase of contrast study using 100 ml Omnipaque (300mg I/ ml).

Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis. Contrast enhanced CT of the chest and abdomen/ reconstructed coronal images, showing contiguous multi-level lower thoracic vertebral involvement with destruction and associated large paravertebral lobulated abscess in addition to bilateral pleural empyema.

Technique: Multi detector CT scanner (64 slice), mAs 91.7, kV 120, 3mm slice thickness. Porto-venous phase of contrast study using 100 ml Omnipaque (300mg I/ ml).

Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis. Contrast enhanced CT of the chest and abdomen/ reconstructed sagittal images, showing contiguous multi-level lower thoracic vertebral involvement with destruction and associated large pre- and para-vertebral lobulated abscess in addition to bilateral pleural empyema.

Technique: Multi detector CT scanner (64 slice), mAs 91.7, kV 120, 3mm slice thickness. Porto-venous phase of contrast study using 100 ml Omnipaque (300mg I/ ml).

Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis, 3D CT reconstruction of the thoraco-lumbar spine showing the bone destruction in the lower thoracic vertebrae involving the vertebral bodies and the posterior elements.

Technique: Multi detector CT scanner (64 slice), 3D reconstruction of 0.6mm slice thickness scan.

Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis, 3D CT reconstruction of the thoraco-lumbar spine showing the bone destruction in the lower thoracic vertebrae involving the vertebral bodies and the posterior elements.

Technique: Multi detector CT scanner (64 slice), 3D reconstruction of 0.6mm slice thickness scan.

Click A 30 year old female with atypical spinal tuberculosis. CT of the chest and abdomen/ reconstructed sagittal CT images in bone window showing multi-level vertebral destructive lesions involving the vertebral bodies and the posterior elements from T7 to T12 levels.

Technique: Multi detector CT scanner (64 slice), mAs 91.7, kV 120, 2.5 mm slice thickness.