What are the limitations of CT scanning for the diagnosis of acute pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Limitations of CT scanning include the need for contrast administration, patient exposure to ionizing radiation, and difficulty in differentiating fluid from thickened pericardium.

Go to Imaging in Constrictive Pericarditis for complete information on this topic.


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