MR imaging of the pericardium.

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MR imaging of the pericardium.

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2008 May;16(2):185-99, vii

Authors: Misselt AJ, Harris SR, Glockner J, Feng D, Syed IS, Araoz PA

Imaging of the pericardium requires understanding of anatomy and the normal and abnormal physiology of the pericardium. MR imaging is well-suited for answering clinical questions regarding suspected pericardial disease. Pericardial diseases that may be effectively imaged with MR imaging include pericarditis, pericardial effusion, cardiac-pericardial tamponade, constrictive pericarditis, pericardial cysts, absence of the pericardium, and pericardial masses. Although benign and malignant primary tumors of the pericardium may be occasionally encountered, the most common etiology of a pericardial mass is metastatic disease.

PMID: 18474326 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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