Magnetic resonance imaging for acute hip pain in the emergency department

Sachin S. Saboo, Yu Ching Lin, Yu Hsiang Juan, Ketan Patel, Michael Weaver, Aaron Sodickson, Bharti Khurana

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MRI is an excellent imaging modality for the evaluation of acute hip pain in the ED and provides accurate diagnosis; facilitating appropriate and timely management thereby can result in decreased cost and improved prognosis in these patients. In this article, we review the use of MRI for patients presenting with acute hip pain in the Emergency Department (ED), including MRI protocols, MRI features of common acute hip pathologies, pivotal differential diagnoses, and management options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-422
Number of pages14
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 24 2015


  • Emergency department
  • Hip pain
  • MRI
  • Occult femoral neck fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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