State of the Art: MR Imaging of Thymoma

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    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 languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)165-177
    Number of pages13
    JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2015



    • Anterior
    • MR imaging
    • Mediastinum
    • Staging
    • Thymoma
    • Thymus

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Medicine(all)

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