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Evaluation of Incidental Cardiac Masses on Computed Tomography Imaging

An Algorithmic Approach

Bernheim, Adam, MD*,†; Gore, Ashwani, MD; Goyal, Nikhil, MD

doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000371
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Cardiac masses encountered on imaging may present a diagnostic dilemma when discovered incidentally, or even when they serve as the principal reason for the examination. In this review, we present an algorithmic approach for assessing cardiac masses by integrating clinical information with radiologic findings to reach a specific diagnosis or a narrow differential diagnosis.

*Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence to: Adam Bernheim, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1 Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY 10029 (e-mail:

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