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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10

Incremental Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Further Characterizing Hypodense Mediastinal and Paracardiac Lesions Identified on Computed Tomography

Department of Imaging Science, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abhishek Chaturvedi
Department of Imaging Science, University of Rochester Medical Center, P.O. Box No. 648, 601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, 14642, NY
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_63_17

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Mediastinal and paracardiac lesions are usually first diagnosed on a chest radiograph or echocardiogram. Often, a computed tomography is obtained to further delineate these lesions. CT may be suboptimal for evaluation of enhancement characteristics and direct extension into the adjacent mediastinal structures. With its intrinsic superior soft-tissue characterization, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can better delineate these lesions, their internal tissue characteristics, and identify adhesion/invasion into adjacent structures. This pictorial essay provides a brief synopsis of the key MRI sequences and their utility in further characterizing mediastinal and paracardiac lesions.

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