Multidetector CT of the heart: Spectrum of benign and malignant cardiac masses

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Abstract

Recent innovations in multidetector 3D CT have improved the spatial and temporal resolution of cardiac computed tomography (CT), which results in greater frequency of mass lesion identification and provides a new opportunity for more precise characterization. Although cardiac masses are rare entities, patients with cardiac masses may present with acute symptoms and may be encountered by emergency radiologists. The objectives of this article are to review the CT appearance of cardiac masses and the role of volumetric MDCT with 3D rendering to define characteristic features and provide a practical approach to formulating a differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-428
Number of pages14
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

Keywords

  • CT
  • Cardiac mass
  • Metastatic disease
  • Myxoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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