Journal article

Diagnostic Performance of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Echocardiography in Evaluation of Cardiac and Paracardiac Masses

Rima Patel, Ruth P Lim, Muhamed Saric, Ambika Nayar, James Babb, Mark Ettel, Leon Axel, Monvadi B Srichai

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | EXCERPTA MEDICA INC-ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

Echocardiography is the preferred initial imaging method for assessment of cardiac masses. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, with its excellent tissue characterization and wide field of view, may provide additional unique information. We evaluated the predictive value of echocardiography and CMR imaging parameters to identify tumors and malignancy and to provide histopathologic diagnosis of cardiac masses. Fifty patients who underwent CMR evaluation of a cardiac mass with subsequent histopathologic diagnosis were identified. Echocardiography was available in 44 of 50 cases (88%). Echocardiographic and CMR characteristics were evaluated for predictive value in distinguishing tumor ver..

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