Journal article

Diagnostic Utility of MRI Features of Placental Adhesion Disorder for Abnormal Placentation and Massive Postpartum Hemorrhage.

Michael John Stewart, Danielle Richmond, Samantha Mooney, Stephen Esler, Leonid Churilov, Neil Israelsohn, Natalie Yang

AJR Am J Roentgenol | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVE. The study's aim was to assess MRI, in cases in which MRI was deemed clinically necessary, to determine its diagnostic accuracy for placental adhesion disorder (PAD) and prognostic accuracy for massive postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Additionally, we investigated the diagnostic utility of MRI in the antenatal workup of PAD as an adjunct to clinical assessment and ultrasound. MATERIALS AND METHODS. We retrospectively identified patients who underwent antenatal MRI for suspicion of PAD. Images were reviewed by two radiologists who were blinded to surgical and pathologic outcomes. Diagnostic utility of various clinical, ultrasound, and MRI features of PAD were estimated by ROC analysis. ..

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