Appendicitis in Pregnancy-Role of MRI
MRI Rules Out Acute Appendicitis In Pregnancy
"Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help rule out acute appendicitis in pregnancy when ultrasound findings are inconclusive, according to a study in the March issue of Radiology. Until now, in cases where appendicitis is strongly suspected and ultrasound is inconclusive, computed tomography (CT) has been the method physicians rely on for further investigation. However, this technique involves the use of ionizing radiation, which is less desirable during pregnancy because of potential harm to the fetus."
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Appendicitis in Pregnancy-Role of MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Sunday, March 05, 2006 Rating: