What is the role of MRI in the workup of pneumomediastinum (PM)?

Updated: Feb 26, 2019
  • Author: Patrick L Carolan, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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The routine use of MRI in the diagnostic evaluation of pneumomediastinum has not been reported. However, Castellote et al reports the sensitivity of MRI in detection of free air as well as other forms of intrathoracic pathology. [37]


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