MRI of the Female Pelvis

Kathy Wilber1, Richard Semelka1, Laurie Fisher2

1 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2 Siemens Uptime Service Center, Cary, North Carolina
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit A20.1
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mia2001s00
Online Posting Date:  May, 2001
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Abstract

MRI provides an effective means for evaluating the female pelvis. This unit present a basic protocol for imaging the female pelvis. The protocol is designed to evaluate for the presence of fibroids or adenomyosis, uterine anomalies, and endometriosis. This protocol also provides limited evaluation of adnexal disease processes including: identification of ovaries, hemorrhagic ovarian cysts, and dermoid tumors.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Basic Protocol 1: Imaging the Female Pelvis
  • Commentary
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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Materials

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Figures

  •   FigureFigure a2.0.1 Coronal half‐acquisition turbo spin echo image.
  •   FigureFigure a2.0.2 High resolution transverse T2‐weighted turbo spin echo image.
  •   FigureFigure a2.0.3 High resolution sagittal turbo spin echo‐image.

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Key References
   Shellock and Kanal, 1996. See above.
  Covers a number of important patient management issues related to MR imaging, including recommended safety procedures, a list of metallic implants that have been tested for MR compatibility, and a list of other sources on MR safety.
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