MR imaging of pleural effusions.

Abstract

To investigate the in vivo magnetic resonance (MR) characteristics of pleural effusions, MR imaging was performed on 22 patients who also underwent thoracentesis. Correlation of the MR scans with results of thoracentesis revealed significant differences among three types of effusions: transudates (T) (n = 4), simple exudates (SE) (n = 9), which did not have… (More)

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