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 Tl- 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

Keywords

  • Abnormalities
  • Infants
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Mediastinum
  • Thymus gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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