Curr Radiol Rep (2018) 6:25 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40134-018-0285-5 EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY (J YU, SECTION EDITOR) MRI of Acute Abdominal and Pelvic Non-obstetric Conditions in Pregnancy 1 2 3 4 • • • • Amandeep Ahluwalia Mariam Moshiri Akshay Baheti Sachin Saboo 2 1 Puneet Bhargava Douglas S. Katz Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Keywords Pregnancy Emergency MRI Magnetic Purpose of Review The evaluation of abdominal and pel- resonance imaging Abdominal pain Pelvic emergencies vic pain in the pregnant patient presents unique challenges Appendicitis due to altered physiology and implications of radiation exposure on the fetus. In many instances, a radiologist must consider the potential risk of fetal injury from ionizing Introduction radiation and maintaining diagnostic quality imaging. This article will focus on the role of MR imaging and its To both the medical professional and the lay person, it is applications in a variety of acute abdomen and pelvic non- well known that ionizing radiation is potentially deleterious obstetric conditions potentially affecting the pregnant to humans. In a pregnant patient, there are additional patient. considerations which should be made when medical Recent Findings Non-contrast MR imaging is routinely imaging is performed. A balance
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Published: Jun 2, 2018
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