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Abstract #4074

Why MRI? Evaluating Acute Abdominal and Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy.

Elyssa Cohen1, Frank H. Miller2, Courtney Moreno3, Thomas Lane Estes4, and Pardeep Mittal4

1Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA, United States, 2Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United States, 3Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, United States, 4Radiology and Imaging, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA, United States

A variety of pathological processes can be the cause of abdominopelvic pain during pregnancy, such as acute appendicitis, acute cholecystitis, hepatic adenoma, spontaneous adrenal hemorrhage, ovarian mature cystic teratoma, ectopic pregnancy, cystic degeneration of an intramural fibroid, and the placenta accreta spectrum. Standard MRI protocols without gadolinium contrast are discussed, as well as protocols for fluid sensitive sequences with and without fat suppression, T1-weighted sequences, and thin slice sequences. These MR imaging techniques are valuable in determining an accurate diagnosis and subsequent management plan for the mother and fetus.

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