Which imaging studies are recommended by TES/AACC/ESE for diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cameron K Tebbi, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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For imaging studies, the joint TES/AACC/ESE guidelines recommend computed tomography (CT) as first line, rather than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, MRI is an option in certain patients, such as those with metastatic PPGL; those allergic to CT contrast media; and those for whom radiation exposure should be limited, such as pregnant women. [117]


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