CT and MRI findings of mucin-containing tumors and pseudotumors of the thorax: pictorial review

@article{Gaeta2002CTAM,
  title={CT and MRI findings of mucin-containing tumors and pseudotumors of the thorax: pictorial review},
  author={Michele Gaeta and Sergio Lucio Vinci and Fabio Minutoli and Silvio Mazziotti and Giorgio Ascenti and Ignazio Salamone and Salvatore Lamberto and Alfredo Blandino},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={181-189}
}
Bronchial mucus has tomodensitometric features and MR signal intensity similar to that of water. However, chronic entrapped mucus collections, due to water reabsorption and higher protein content, can have CT attenuation values higher than 20 and reaching even 130 HU. Higher protein concentration also causes a sensible reduction in T1 relaxation time. The demonstration of mucus within a mediastinal, bronchial or pulmonary lesion is an important diagnostic clue permitting remarkable shortening… Expand
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