A technique for MRI-guided transrectal deep pelvic abscess drainage

Sherif Gamal Nour, Jamal J. Derakhshan, Nila J. Akhtar, Martin A. Ayres, Mark E. Clampitt, Thomas A. Stellato, Jeffrey L. Duerk

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to introduce a technique for transrectal drainage of deep pelvic abscesses performed under interactive MRI guidance. CONCLUSION. A new method for triorthogonal image plane MRI guidance was developed and used to interactively monitor the puncture needle on continuously updated sets of adjustable three-plane images. The merits and limitations of the technique are highlighted and the patient population that is likely to benefit from this approach is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1182-1185
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2008


  • Interventional MRI
  • MRI-guided pelvic abscess drainage


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