MR imaging of posterior mediastinal thymus

N. K. Rollins, G. Currarino

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Abstract

The diagnosis of posterior mediastinal extension of thymus was made by magnetic resonance imaging, which showed (a) continuity of the normally placed thymus with a posterior mediastinal mass, (b) identical signal characteristics between the anterior and posterior components, (c) homogeneous signal intensity greater than muscle and less than fat on T1- and moderately T2-weighted images which is characteristic of thymic tissue, and (d) characteristic posterior extension of the thymus between the superior vena cava and trachea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-520
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume12
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988

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Thymus Gland
Superior Vena Cava
Trachea
Fats
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Muscles

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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MR imaging of posterior mediastinal thymus. / Rollins, N. K.; Currarino, G.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1988, p. 518-520.

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