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. 2019 Mar;49(3):621-631.
doi: 10.1002/jmri.26317. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

MRI in Pregnancy: Indications and Practical Considerations

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MRI in Pregnancy: Indications and Practical Considerations

Benjamin M Mervak et al. J Magn Reson Imaging. .

Abstract

There is a constantly evolving knowledgebase regarding the safety of MRI in pregnant patients, as well as the safety of gadolinium administration, given potential fetal risks. This review provides an overview of national and international recommendations for patient screening and safety by trimester, evaluates the most recent literature regarding administration of gadolinium in pregnant patients, and discusses technical requirements when imaging pregnant patients. A protocol for imaging pregnant patients is provided, and multiple common indications for MRI in pregnancy are discussed. Level of Evidence 5. Technical Efficacy Stage 5. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2019;49:621-631.

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