Thymoma is the most common primary malignancy of the anterior mediastinum and the most common thymic epithelial neoplasm, but it is a rare tumor that constitutes less than 1% of adult malignancies. Computed tomography (CT) is currently the imaging modality of choice for distinguishing thymoma from other anterior mediastinal masses, characterizing the primary tumor, and staging the disease. However, magnetic resonance imaging is also effective in evaluating and characterizing anterior mediastinal masses and staging thymoma in patients with contraindications to contrast-material-enhanced CT such as contrast allergy and/or renal failure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
- MR imaging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging