Breath-hold MRI in evaluating patients with pectus excavatum.

  title={Breath-hold MRI in evaluating patients with pectus excavatum.},
  author={N Raichura and James Entwisle and Joseph N Leverment and Caroline S Beardsmore},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  volume={74 884},
Pectus excavatum (PE) is a congenital condition in which the sternum is displaced posteriorly with associated changes in the adjacent costal cartilages. The aetiology of PE is uncertain although various underlying abnormalities of the diaphragm have been implicated. There is sparse information regarding the use of fast MRI in evaluating the deformity. Our aims were to use fast MRI to evaluate static and respiratory-related dynamic chest wall characteristics, the extent of cardiac displacement… CONTINUE READING