MRI as an adjunct to echocardiography for the diagnostic imaging of cardiac masses

F. Casolo, S. Biasi, L. Balzarini, M. Borroni, E. Ceglia, R. Petrillo, J. D. Tesoro Tess, R. Musumeci

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Abstract

Nine patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as part of the diagnostic evaluation for cardiac masses; eight of them had been preliminarly studied by 2D-echocardiography (US). MRI did not add to the US diagnostic information in patients affected by intracavitary masses. It represented the definitive diagnostic modality in two patients with intramural pathology: one with ventricular rhabdomyoma, the second with an echinococcal cyst located within the left atrial wall. The complementary role of MRI to US in cardiac masses is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-230
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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