Role of power Doppler sonography in early diagnosis of osteomyelitis in children.

Research paper by Paz P Collado, Esperanza E Naredo, Cristina C Calvo, Manuel M Crespo

Indexed on: 21 Feb '08Published on: 21 Feb '08Published in: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound


We describe 2 children complaining of leg pain associated with elevated C-reactive protein levels in whom power Doppler (PD) sonography suggested the diagnosis of early osteomyelitis. PD sonography detected increased blood flow that resulted in a high-intensity signal area adjacent to the symptomatic tibia surface. Antibiotic therapy led to prompt improvement. These cases suggest that PD sonography is useful in the evaluation of possible early osteomyelitis in children.