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Cardiovascular MRI of the pericardium: A case review of the anatomy, scan protocols and pathology of the pericardium

Miranda Durand
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 20, No 2 | a1022 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v20i2.1022 | © 2016 Miranda Durand | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 11 November 2016

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Miranda Durand, Clinical Unit, Grey’s Hospital, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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Abstract

The aim of this article was to present a case based review of the anatomy, scan protocols and pathology of the pericardium. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging provides excellent anatomic depiction of the pericardium, vital information on myocardial infiltration and characterisation of mass lesions and pericardial effusions. It adds valuable information in the assessment of complicated pericardial disease.

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cardiac mri; pericardium

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