What is the role of MRI in the workup of congenital lobar emphysema (CLE)?

Updated: Apr 08, 2019
  • Author: Beverly P Wood, MD, MSEd, PhD; Chief Editor: John Karani, MBBS, FRCR  more...
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MRI can be used as an adjunct modality to evaluate vascular supply and distribution to the involved lobe but is not routinely employed. In congenital lobar emphysema, the abnormal lobe usually has a normal vascular supply.


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