Incidental fetal imaging with CT: a pictorial essay

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Abstract

Although CT is not the first choice for abdominal imaging of pregnant patients, it can be indicated for pregnant patients with emergent life-threatening conditions. It is prudent in these cases for the radiologist to be familiar with the normal appearance of the pregnant uterus on CT and to evaluate the female pelvis for potential maternal and fetal abnormalities. We aim to provide examples of the normal CT appearance of the female pelvis related to different gestational ages and to demonstrate variant and abnormal conditions of pregnancy which may be identified by CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3408-3431
Number of pages24
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Female
  • Fetus
  • Humans
  • Pelvis
  • Pregnancy
  • Tomography, X-ray computed
  • Uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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