MRI for clinically suspected pediatric appendicitis: Case interpretation

Michael M. Moore, James M. Brian, Sosamma T. Methratta, Michael A. Hulse, Arabinda K. Choudhary, Kathleen D. Eggli, Danielle K.B. Boal

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As utilization of MRI for clinically suspected pediatric appendicitis becomes more common, there will be increased focus on case interpretation. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to share our institution's case interpretation experience. MRI findings of appendicitis include appendicoliths, tip appendicitis, intraluminal fluid-debris level, pitfalls of size measurements, and complications including abscesses. The normal appendix and inguinal appendix are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-612
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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