Title

Computed Tomography of Cardiac Pseudotumors and Neoplasms

Publication/Presentation Date

7-2010

Abstract

Important features of cardiac masses can be clearly delineated on cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging. This modality is useful in identifying the presence of a mass, its relationship with cardiac and extracardiac structures, and the features that distinguish one type of mass from another. A multimodality approach to the evaluation of cardiac tumors is advocated, with the use of echocardiography, CT imaging and magnetic resonance imaging as appropriately indicated. In this article, various cardiac masses are described, including pseudotumors and true cardiac neoplasms, and the CT imaging findings that may be useful in distinguishing these rare entities are presented.

Volume

48

Issue

4

First Page

799

Last Page

816

ISSN

1557-8275

Disciplines

Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

20705174

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article