Nonfetal Imaging During Pregnancy: Acute Abdomen/Pelvis

Courtney C. Moreno*, Pardeep K. Mittal, Frank H. Miller

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Abdominal pain is a common occurrence in pregnant women and may have a variety of causes, including those that are specific to pregnancy (eg, round ligament pain in the first trimester) and the wide range of causes of abdominal pain that affect men and women who are not pregnant (eg, appendicitis, acute cholecystitis). Noncontrast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is increasingly performed to evaluate pregnant women with abdominal pain, either as the first-line test or as a second test following ultrasonography. The imaging appearance of causes of abdominal pain in pregnant women are reviewed with an emphasis on noncontrast MR imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-380
Number of pages18
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acute appendicitis
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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