Role of MRI in trauma in the pregnant patient

Whitney Manlove, Kathryn J. Fowler, Vincent M. Mellnick, Christine O. Menias, Constantine A. Raptis

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The pregnant patient involved in a trauma presents a unique challenge to the radiologist. While CT and conventional radiography remain the workhouse imaging modalities for evaluation of the pregnant patient in the acute trauma setting, MR may be of benefit in certain situations. In this chapter, we discuss some of those potential applications and provide a sample MR protocol for abdominal trauma in pregnancy. We conclude with an overview of the MR appearance of pregnancy-specific and nonpregnancy-specific injuries that may be encountered in the pregnant trauma patient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMRI of Fetal and Maternal Diseases in Pregnancy
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319214283
ISBN (Print)9783319214276
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Hemoperitoneum
  • Imaging
  • Injury
  • MRI
  • Pneumoperitoneum
  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma


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