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Can mri help diagnose placenta accreta?

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Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Sometimes it is superior to sonography for this diagnosis.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Usually ultrasound with Doppler placental mapping and history taking suffice. MRI helpful in posterior and lateral cases as an adjunct.
Oct 31, 2013
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
It can occasionally.: Prenatal targeted ultrasound and doppler mapping is the mainsty of prenatal suspicion for placenta accreta. Mri can be of assistance in the rare case of posterior accreta and in the very obee gravida, but is not required in >90% of cases.

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