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Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e318166a485
Pictorial Essay

Incidental Cardiac and Pericardial Abnormalities on Chest CT

Lee, Soo-Hyun MD* †; Seo, Joon Beom MD*; Kang, Joon-Won MD*; Chae, Eun Jin MD*; Park, Seong Hoon MD*; Lim, Tae-Hwan MD*

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Objective: Although there has been an increasing interest in diagnosing cardiac and pericardial diseases using electrocardiogram-gated cardiac computed tomography (CT), radiologists tend to neglect or overlook many incidentally detected abnormalities on conventional, nongated chest CT. The objective of this study is to describe the imaging appearance and clinical significance of such cardiac or pericardial diseases.

Conclusions: Recognition and detection of various cardiac and pericardial abnormalities on chest CT as the evaluation of noncardiac disease is important for its early diagnosis and proper management.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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