The purpose of this article is to illustrate the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the setting of abdominopelvic emergencies. Owing to intrinsically high soft-tissue contrast resolution, and ability to resolve different soft tissue, MRI holds notable advantages over other imaging modalities and can be used as a problem-solving tool. Additional advantages of MRI include lack of radiation-related risks to children and pregnant women, and the ability to acquire detailed diagnostic information even without intravenous contrast which can be beneficial in patients with contrast allergy and end-stage renal disease. In the part 2, the authors focus on MRI features of female pelvic gynecological diseases, pregnancy- related complications, abdominal vascular complications, and renal diseases.
- Emergency department
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging