Detecting cardiac abnormalities on routine chest CT.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: CT imaging (Usage)
CT imaging (Health aspects)
Heart (Abnormalities)
Heart (Diagnosis)
Authors: Zeeb, Lindsay M.
Green, Curtis E.
Pub Date: 06/01/2009
Publication: Name: Applied Radiology Publisher: Anderson Publishing Ltd. Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Anderson Publishing Ltd. ISSN: 0160-9963
Issue: Date: June, 2009 Source Volume: 38 Source Issue: 6
Accession Number: 209239159
Full Text: Standard chest CT has revolutionized imaging of the lungs with its ability to differentiate between numerous pulmonary disorders. All too often, however, radiologists forget to analyze the heart while interpreting these studies. CT findings in the heart may contribute additional information to findings in the lungs, or may point to an entirely separate disease process. This image-driven review will help the conscientious radiologist evaluate the heart and recognize many more common abnormalities encountered on a routine chest CT.
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