The Society for Pediatric Radiology Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Emergency and Trauma Imaging Committees’ consensus protocol recommendation for rapid MRI for evaluating suspected appendicitis in children

Cara E. Morin, Pinar Karakas, Gregory Vorona, Gayathri Sreedher, James M. Brian, Govind B. Chavhan, Taylor Chung, Lindsay M. Griffin, Summer L. Kaplan, Michael Moore, Kathleen Schenker, Subramanian Subramanian, Michael Aquino

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The imaging evaluation of acute abdominal pain in children with suspected appendicitis has evolved to include rapid abdominopelvic MRI (rMRI) over recent years. Through a collaborative effort between the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Emergency and Trauma Imaging Committees of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), we conducted a survey on the utilization of rMRI to assess practice specifics and protocols. Subsequently, we present a proposed consensus rMRI protocol derived from the survey results, literature review, and discussion and consensus between committee members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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