Magnetic resonance imaging of maternal diseases causing acute abdominal pain during pregnancy: A pictorial review

Aytekin Oto, Padmavathia N. Srinivasan, Randy D. Ernst, Gregory Chaljub, Alfred F. Gei, George Saade

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Evaluation of acute abdominal pain in a pregnant patient is a clinical challenge. In these patients, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can allow a systematic cross-sectional evaluation of the entire abdomen and can provide clinically useful information in a short enough time for emergent diagnosis. This pictorial essay demonstrates MRI findings of various maternal diseases that can present as acute abdominal pain in pregnant patients. Familiarity with these findings is important for the radiologist to make an accurate and prompt diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-414
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2005



  • Abdominal pain
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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