Diagnosis of metastatic melanoma to the heart with an intrinsic contrast approach using melanin inversion recovery imaging.

@article{Crean2007DiagnosisOM,
  title={Diagnosis of metastatic melanoma to the heart with an intrinsic contrast approach using melanin inversion recovery imaging.},
  author={Andrew Michael Crean and Christoph Juli},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={924-30}
}
Melanoma not infrequently metastasizes to the heart where it either remains occult or produces a very variable clinical picture. Recognition of metastatic lesions can be difficult on echocardiography because they are frequently intramural rather than intracavity. Magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium contrast enhancement has previously been reported as the optimum method for identification of cardiac melanoma. This article presents an alternative approach that exploits the intrinsic… CONTINUE READING

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