MR imaging of acute appendicitis

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is highly accurate for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Lack of ionizing radiation and high contrast resolution makes MRI an attractive alternative to ultrasound and CT in pediatric and pregnant patients. This chapter discusses the literature supporting use of MRI in diagnosis of acute appendicitis, proper MRI technique essential for maximizing diagnostic accuracy, the MRI findings of acute appendicitis, and potential cases of false-positive and false-negative results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMDCT and MR Imaging of Acute Abdomen
Subtitle of host publicationNew Technologies and Emerging Issues
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages123-135
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319707785
ISBN (Print)9783319707778
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2018

Keywords

  • Acute appendicitis
  • Appendicitis in pregnancy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pediatric population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Chernyak, V. (2018). MR imaging of acute appendicitis. In MDCT and MR Imaging of Acute Abdomen: New Technologies and Emerging Issues (pp. 123-135). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70778-5_7