Fever of unknown origin MRI

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MRI is helpful in finding soft tissue pathologies of abdomen and pelvis. they may also be used in CNS pathologies causing FUO.[1]


  • Abdominal abscesses and tumors can be seen on MRI
  • Pelvic tumors and abscesses can be seen on MRI
  • Infections of CNS like toxoplasmosis, cerebral malaria and encephalitis can be seen on MRI.


  1. Cunha, Burke A. (2007). "Fever of Unknown Origin: Focused Diagnostic Approach Based on Clinical Clues from the History, Physical Examination, and Laboratory Tests". Infectious Disease Clinics of North America. 21 (4): 1137–1187. doi:10.1016/j.idc.2007.09.004. ISSN 0891-5520.

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