How accurate is CT scanning in the workup of primary aldosteronism?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The overall sensitivity of high-resolution, thin-slice adrenal CT scanning is greater than 90%, but the picture is complicated by the many false-positive findings associated with incidentalomas, which are reported in some series to be found in up to 10-15% of the general population (their prevalence increases with age). [32]


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