Cardiac tumors and thrombus: evaluation with MR imaging.

  title={Cardiac tumors and thrombus: evaluation with MR imaging.},
  author={Antoinette S. Gomes and Juan F. Lois and John S. Child and Kathleen Brown and Poonam Batra},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={149 5},
Thirty patients with a suspected cardiac or pericardial mass underwent MR imaging. Twenty-six also had two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography, and three also had CT; one patient had MR only. Overall, 18 (60%) of the 30 patients were found to have a mass lesion. The lesion was confirmed by biopsy, surgery, or unequivocal demonstration on CT, 2D echocardiography, and/or MR imaging. Fourteen of the lesions were soft-tissue or tumor masses, and four were thrombi. The findings on 2D echocardiography… CONTINUE READING