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Cellulitis

  • Rajesh GuptaEmail author
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Abstract

Cellulitis is a spreading bacterial infection of the dermis and subcutaneous tissues. It is important to distinguish cellulitis from necrotizing fasciitis and osteomyelitis. PET/MR imaging can provide excellent assessment of the deeper myofascial tissues and notice secondary sites of infection.

Keywords

Cellulitis Necrotizing fasciitis Diabetes FDG PET/MR 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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