Sanawar Abbas, Liu Wenya
Introduction Acute appendicitis is not a rare condition in pregnant patients. it accounts for 1 in 500-635 pregnancies per year. Diagnostic Imaging in pregnancy is of higher significance. Aims and Objectives: The main aim and objectives of this study are to analyze all diagnostic imaging modalities. Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis: The most typical symptoms are acute right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain, relocation of pain from an upper part of the abdomen to the RLQ, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and elevation of temperature. Imaging Techniques: Today, imaging for suspected appendicitis is even considered mandatory in many institutions. Major imaging modalities utilized to diagnose acute appendicitis in pregnant patients is US and MRI. Effects of Radiations: The precise risks of radiation from diagnostic imaging are unknown, but estimations based on research exist. Discussion: US persists as the first line of imaging, as a rule, yet of coarse accuracy and other imaging tools such as CT or MRI are usually avoided for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in pregnant patients. Conclusion: literature review suggested that the imaging of choice for acute appendicitis is US. Now MRI is also recommended as a first-line diagnostic test. CT will only be performed only as a last resort.