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BET 4 IS MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING USEFUL FOR SUSPECTED APPENDICITIS IN PREGNANT PATIENTS?

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Report by: Kevin Chiu, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident

Search checked by: Jerry Ray Baskerville, MD, FACEP

Institution: Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital/Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful investigative tool in the diagnosis of suspected appendicitis in pregnant women. A total of 31 citations was reviewed, of which four partly answered the three-part question. The clinical bottom line is that in the …

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