Myocardial calcifications: Pathophysiology, etiologies, differential diagnoses, and imaging findings

John W. Nance, Genevieve M. Crane, Marc K. Halushka, Elliot K. Fishman, Stefan L. Zimmerman

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Abstract

Myocardial calcifications are not uncommonly encountered by the cardiac imager and may have a range of imaging appearances, from focal calcific deposits to diffuse myocardial involvement. A number of pathological processes can both cause and result from myocardial calcification; therefore, accurate identification and characterization are important. This pictorial essay will review the mechanisms, etiologies, imaging features, and differential diagnoses of myocardial calcification with imaging examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-67
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of cardiovascular computed tomography
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular CT
  • Myocardial calcification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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