What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of testicular torsion?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: Oreoluwa I Ogunyemi, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Small studies to date suggest that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), particularly when performed with contrast enhancement, is highly accurate in the diagnosis of testicular torsion, particularly when torsion knot or whirlpool patterns are evident.

Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI has also demonstrated accuracy. [39] The clinical utility of these studies, however, remains to be elucidated.


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