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Abstract #3329

MR Evaluation of the Female Urethra: Is There a Role for Dynamic Imaging?

Lee V, Hecht E, Wong S, Bennett G
New York University

The purpose of this study is to determine the value of dynamic imaging in the MR evaluation of the female urethra. In 99 patients with urethral symptoms, dynamic imaging with a True Fisp sequence revealed that 33.3% had unsuspected organ prolapse. Among the 12 patients with urethral pathology, such as urethral diverticulum, 50% also demonstrated prolapse. Our data show that the addition of a dynamic sequence to the MR evaluation of patients with urethral symptoms is of added diagnostic value.