Magnetic resonance imaging for uterine and vaginal anomalies

Department of Radiology (Pediatric), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.
Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology (Impact Factor: 2.07). 08/2009; 21(5):379-89. DOI: 10.1097/GCO.0b013e3283307c3e
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Pediatric pelvic MRI has had dramatic advances in the past few years. This review documents studies demonstrating the accuracy of MRI for the evaluation of uterine and vaginal anomalies and discusses the salient changes to MRI methods that are particularly applicable to evaluating the pediatric patient with these developmental anomalies.
MRI has high accuracy for evaluation of uterine and vaginal anomalies. Significant advances, such as volumetric imaging, increased resolution, decreased motion artifacts, and shorter examination time, have increased the access and utility of MRI for pediatric patients.
MRI techniques have evolved markedly in the past several years, providing a robust method of evaluating uterine and vaginal anomalies in the pediatric patient.

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