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Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
Cardiac Imaging, Part II: Original Articles

Imaging of the Pericardium

Breen, Jerome F. M.D

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Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are modalities well suited for imaging of the pericardium and pericardial disease. Both offer excellent resolution with a wide field of view. Both have advantages and disadvantages when compared with each other and with echocardiography. Establishing the diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis is a common indication for CT or MRI of the pericardium. Pericarditis, neoplasms, effusions, and congenital anomalies are additional conditions involving the pericardium that can be diagnosed with CT and MRI.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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