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What to Expect when they are Expecting: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Acute Abdomen and Pelvis in Pregnancy

Kotecha, H.M.; McIntosh, L.J.; Lo, H.S.; Chen, B.Y.; Dupuis, C.S.

Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology 46(6): 423-431


ISSN/ISBN: 1535-6302
PMID: 28162865
DOI: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2016.12.007
Accession: 060474889

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In this article, we discuss the challenges in the diagnosis of acute abdominopelvic pain in pregnant patients, role of imaging, and advantages of MRI over other modalities. Methods consist of pictorial review. We review the differential diagnoses and illustrate the MRI findings in pregnant patients with acute abdominopelvic pain, including gastrointestinal, gynecologic, urologic, and vascular etiologies.

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