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Cardiac pseudotumor: tissue characterization by cardiovascular magnetic resonance.

Moon, JC; Sheppard, MN; Lloyd, G; Patel, NR; Pennell, DJ; Mohiaddin, RH; (2003) Cardiac pseudotumor: tissue characterization by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson , 5 (3) pp. 497-500. Gold open access

Abstract

We present serial cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in a case of cardiac pseudotumor (inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor). The diagnosis proved difficult and was helped by myocardial tissue characterization using CMR. Intrinsic contrast and extrinsic contrast (using gadolinium-DTPA perfusion, early and late imaging) differentiated between normal and pathological tissues and demonstrated the changes in properties of cardiac pseudotumor over time. The case illustrates the versatility of CMR in tissue characterization, which is unavailable by other cardiac imaging modalities.

Type: Article
Title: Cardiac pseudotumor: tissue characterization by cardiovascular magnetic resonance.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access publication
Keywords: Adult, Diagnosis, Differential, Heart Neoplasms, Heart Ventricles, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/114768
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