Thoracic Interventions

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▪ Introduction Thoracic interventions are performed for the diagnosis and treatment of focal lesions in the thorax. Image-guided percutaneous biopsy is used to obtain tissue for the diagnosis of benign…

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Cardiac Valves

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■ Introduction Echocardiography is the primary imaging modality used in the evaluation of cardiac valve morphology, function, and disease. This modality is broadly available and portable, and there is widespread…

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Congenital Heart and Vascular Disease

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▪ Introduction Congenital heart and vascular diseases are relatively uncommon malformations of the heart or great vessels that occur during embryologic development. With advances in medical and surgical treatments, most…

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Ischemic Cardiac Disease

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■ Introduction: Using Cardiovascular Imaging Cardiovascular diseases remain one of the most common causes of death in industrialized nations. Over the last decade, substantial technical advances in cardiovascular imaging have…

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Cystic Lung Disease

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Introduction Cystic lung diseases present a considerable diagnostic challenge mainly because CT findings can be similar in many of these diseases. In addition, a number of pulmonary abnormalities can result…

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The Pleura

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▪ Pleural Anatomy The pleura is a stroma supported by the mesothelial lining of the thoracic cavity. It is composed of two layers: an inner visceral pleura and an outer…

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Interstitial Lung Disease

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Introduction Interstitial lung disease (ILD) refers to a broad category of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases characterized by inflammation and/or fibrosis of the lungs. Patients invariably present with dyspnea of varying…

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Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

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▪ Introduction CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) to assess for pulmonary embolism (PE) makes up the lion’s share of most radiologists’ exposure to the pulmonary vascular system and is the focus…

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