Abbreviated MRI (AMRI) protocols rely on the acquisition of a limited number of sequences tailored to a specific question. The main objective of AMRI protocols is to reduce exam duration and costs, while maintaining an acceptable diagnostic performance. AMRI is of increasing interest in the radiology community; however, challenges limiting clinical adoption remain. In this review, we will address main abdominal and pelvic applications of AMRI in the liver, pancreas, kidney, and prostate, including diagnostic performance, pitfalls, limitations, and cost effectiveness will also be discussed. Level of Evidence: 3. Technical Efficacy Stage: 3.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
StateAccepted/In press - 2023


  • abbreviated MRI
  • kidneys
  • liver
  • pancreas
  • prostate


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