Primary Thoracic Sarcomas Gregory W. Gladish, MD ; Bradley M. Sabloff, MD ; Reginald F. Munden, DMD, MD ; Mylene T. Truong, MD ; Jeremy J. Erasmus, MD ; Marvin H. Chasen, MD Primary sarcomas of the thorax are rare. The diagnosis is established only after sarcomalike primary lung malignancies and metastatic disease have been excluded. Primary […]

Nontraumatic Thoracic Emergencies Jean Jeudy, MD ; Stephen Waite, MD ; Charles S. White, MD Acute chest pain is one of the most common complaints of patients who present to an emergency department, and accounts for up to 5% of all visits. It also is one of the most complex issues in an emergency setting because, […]

Imaging of Diaphragmatic Injury

Imaging of Diaphragmatic Injury Sandrine Lochum, MD ; Thomas Ludig, MD ; Frédéric Walter, MD ; Hugues Sebbag, MD ; Gilles Grosdidier, MD ; Alain G. Blum, MD Diaphragmatic injuries occur in 0.8%–8% of patients after blunt trauma. Although the diagnosis may be obvious at standard chest radiography or computed tomography (CT) in most […]

Patterns of Lymphadenopathy in Thoracic Malignancies Amita Sharma, FRCR ; Panos Fidias, MD ; L. Anne Hayman, MD ; Susanne L. Loomis, MS ; Katherine H. Taber, PhD ; Suzanne L. Aquino, MD There are different lymphatic drainage pathways in the thorax that are relevant in the staging of lung cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, esophageal cancer, and malignant mesothelioma. To […]

Lesions of the Cardiophrenic Space Víctor Pineda, MD ; Jordi Andreu, MD ; José Cáceres, MD ; Xavier Merino, MD ; Diego Varona, MD ; Rosa Domínguez-Oronoz, MD Cross-sectional imaging techniques allow excellent visualization of the cardiophrenic space. Under normal conditions, the cardiophrenic space is occupied by fat, the amount of which is usually increased in overweight individuals. It […]

Imaging of the Mediastinum in Oncology Michele Lesslie, DO ; Marvin H. Chasen, MD, MSEE ; Reginald F. Munden, MD, DMD With the wide variety of mediastinal anatomic structures, tumors in this area include a heterogeneous group of primary and metastatic neoplasms. Most mediastinal abnormalities are detected on routine chest radiography, but further radiologic evaluation involves computed tomography (CT) or […]

Imaging of Cystic Masses of the Mediastinum

Imaging of Cystic Masses of the Mediastinum Mi-Young Jeung, MD ; Bernard Gasser, MD ; Afshin Gangi, MD, PhD ; Adriana Bogorin, MD ; Dominique Charneau, MD ; Jean Marie Wihlm, MD ; Jean-Louis Dietemann, MD ; Catherine Roy, MD Cystic masses of the mediastinum are well-marginated round lesions that contain fluid and are […]

The Calcified Lung Nodule

The Calcified Lung Nodule;year=2010;volume=5;issue=2;spage=67;epage=79;aulast=Khan Ali Nawaz Khan; Hamdan H Al-Jahdali; Carolyn M Allen; Klaus L Irion; Sarah Al Ghanem; Shyam Sunder Koteyar The aim of this review is to present a pictorial essay emphasizing the various patterns of calcification in pulmonary nodules (PN) to aid diagnosis and to discuss the differential diagnosis and the […]

Radiologic Evaluation of a Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Thomas E. Hartman, MD The solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is a common radiologic finding. There are different management approaches and the work-up often requires evaluation over a long period of time to establish a benign or malignant diagnosis. Comparison with old examinations and morphologic evaluation of the size, margins, and internal characteristics of […]

Medical Devices of the Chest Tim B. Hunter, MD ; Mihra S. Taljanovic, MD ; Pei H. Tsau, MD ; William G. Berger, MD ; James R. Standen, MD Chest devices are encountered on a daily basis by almost all radiologists. A multitude of extrathoracic materials, from intravenous catheters to oxygen tubing and electrocardiographic leads, frequently overlie the chest, […]