The accuracy of diagnostic imaging for the assessment of chronic osteomyelitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Termaat2005TheAO,
  title={The accuracy of diagnostic imaging for the assessment of chronic osteomyelitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={M. Frank Termaat and Pieter G.H.M. Raijmakers and Harm J. Scholten and Fred C. Bakker and Peter Patka and Henk J. Th. M. Haarman},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 11},
  pages={
          2464-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND A variety of diagnostic imaging techniques is available for excluding or confirming chronic osteomyelitis. Until now, an evidence-based algorithmic model for choosing the most suitable imaging technique has been lacking. The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of current imaging modalities in the diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature was conducted with a comprehensive search of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and… 

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