Michal Marianne Amitai1, Miriam stern2, Marjory Hertz3, Yacov Itzchak3, yael Inbar3, Sara Apter3
1Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel, Israel; 2Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center,, Ramat Gan, Israel,, Israel; 3Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel, Israel
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of MRI of the abdomen and pelvis in pregnant women on clinical and obstetrical management. Methods: Thirty one consecutive MRI studies of the abdomen of 29 pregnant patients, were included in the study Correlation between the MRI pathological findings related to the stage of pregnancy and the clinical and obstetric outcome were evaluated. Results: The indications for studies included: gynecologic conditions (9), suspected Crohn disease (7), suspected appendicitis (6), cancer staging and follow up (5), postoperative complications (3) and suspected pheochromocytoma (1). Conclusions: MR imaging proved to be appropriate in the management of pregnant patients with diverse abdominal pathology and could provide an accurate diagnosis prior to delivery in all patients.