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Figure 8 (a-g): Early tuberculous spondylitis in a young adult male: T2W sagittal image of the dorso-lumbar spine with (a) and without (b) fat suppression shows a hyperintense lesion in the posteromedial part of the 12th dorsal vertebra, better appreciated in 8b. The lesion appears hypointense on the T1W image (c) and shows enhancement on the postcontrast T1W image (d). The axial postcontrast, T1W, fatsuppressed image clearly defi nes the enhancing lesion (e). A repeat study after 4 months of antituberculous therapy shows resolution of the hyperintensity (f) and replacement of the hypointense lesion by fat (arrow) on the T1W image (g), consistent with healing.

Figure 8 (a-g): Early tuberculous spondylitis in a young adult male: T2W sagittal image of the dorso-lumbar spine with (a) and without (b) fat suppression shows a hyperintense lesion in the posteromedial part of the 12th dorsal vertebra, better appreciated in 8b. The lesion appears hypointense on the T1W image (c) and shows enhancement on the postcontrast T1W image (d). The axial postcontrast, T1W, fatsuppressed image clearly defi nes the enhancing lesion (e). A repeat study after 4 months of antituberculous therapy shows resolution of the hyperintensity (f) and replacement of the hypointense lesion by fat (arrow) on the T1W image (g), consistent with healing.