CT Scan in evaluation of cardiac masses
Keywords:Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Cardiac Tumor. Heart. Positron-Emission Tomography. Radiography, Thoracic. Cerebral Angiography. Anthracosilicosis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Tomography, Spiral Computed.
Objective. To evaluate the usefulness of CT scan in Cardiac tumor Design. A descriptive study with convenient sampling Results. We studied seven cases referred to us for work up of cardiac masses, the contrast enhanced CT scan was able to identify and give the extent in five of these patients. Two patients were negative on CT scan but were confirmed to have a mass in the cardiac chamber by echocardiography. While CT was able to identify the thrombotic mass extending into the heart in two of the patients which remained inconclusive on echocardiography. Conclusion. CT is better modality for the extent of the lesion and echocardiography is better as an initial modality to screen the cardiac chambers.
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