Imaging of the mediastinum in oncology

Lesslie, Michele; Chasen, Marvin H.; Munden, Reginald F.
January 2007
Applied Radiology;Jan2007, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The article discusses the fundamental radiologic findings of mediastinal abnormalities on chest radiographs and the salient features of mediastinal tumors on other imaging modalities. To facilitate the detection and classification of mediastinal lesions, most radiologists divide the mediastinum into three parts. The presence of mediastinal malignancies can result in radiographic signs or patterns that aid in detection and localization. A brief description of mediastinal tumors are provided.


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