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Imaging Cardiac Tumors

  • Mannudeep K. Kalra
  • Suhny Abbara
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 143)

Imaging of the heart has evolved rapidly in the last decade. With rapid advances in computed tomography (CT) and the introduction of multislice CT, it is possible to image the heart in less than a 10 seconds breath-hold [1]. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart has evolved to become the imaging modality of choice for evaluation of pericardial and cardiac tumors [2]. This chapter addresses the role of cross-sectional imaging, particularly CT and MRI, for evaluation of cardiac tumors.

Keywords

Compute Tomography Coronary Angiography Cardiac Tumor Constrictive Pericarditis Cardiac Myxoma Cardiac Metastasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mannudeep K. Kalra
    • 1
  • Suhny Abbara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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