Computed tomography imaging of the acute pelvis in females.
Sonography is the primary imaging modality for the evaluation of pelvic pain in female patients, especially if gynaecological pathology is suspected. However, computed tomography (CT) is frequently used in patients who present to emergency departments (and elsewhere) with otherwise nonspecific abdominal and pelvic pain and may be the first imaging modality to demonstrate an acute gynaecological abnormality. Computed tomography can also be used prospectively in selected patients to further evaluate findings initially identified on sonography, although to reduce radiation exposure, magnetic resonance imaging is being used more frequently in this situation. The purpose of this article is to discuss the spectrum of gynaecological findings of the acute female pelvis that may be identified on CT by the emergency radiologist and by the general radiologist, with a brief review of the imaging literature of each specific diagnosis.
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Katz, D. S., Khalid, M., Coronel, E. E., & Mazzie, J. P. (2013). Computed tomography imaging of the acute pelvis in females. Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes, 64(2), 108–118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carj.2012.11.006
Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Radiology
Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging