Contrast-Enhanced Abdominal MRI for Suspected Appendicitis: How We Do It

Sonja Kinner, Michael D Repplinger, Perry J Pickhardt, Scott B Reeder
AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology 2016, 207 (1): 49-57

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe our approach to contrast-enhanced abdominal MRI in patients with nontraumatic abdominal pain and suspected appendicitis. We aim to share our experience on the advantages, pearls, and pitfalls of MRI in this clinical setting, in comparison with CT and ultrasound.

CONCLUSION: We present some typical cases of appendicitis and alternative diagnoses in patients presenting with acute nontraumatic abdominal pain.

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