Case of the Month September 2014, Page 5

Although not definitive, MRI is the optimal imaging modality for suspected hydatid disease in the chest. It offers excellent anatomic coverage to assess for multiplicity and variations in signal intensity can be used to determine whether the lesion has cystic characteristics.

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  • Jenny Knapp1, Mircea Chirica, Christine Simonnet, Frederic Grenouillet, Jean-Mathieu Bart, Yasuhito Sako, Sonoyo Itoh, Minoru Nakao, Akira Ito, and Laurence Millon - Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases, http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/15/12/09-0940-f1.htm

 

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