Magnetic resonance imaging of benign cardiac masses: A pictorial essay

Thomas Ward, Michael A Kadoch, Adam Jacobi, Pablo Lopez, Javier Salvo, Matthew Cham

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The differential diagnosis for a cardiac mass includes primary and metastatic neoplasms. While primary cardiac tumors are rare, metastatic disease to the heart is a common finding in cancer patients. Several "tumor-like" processes can mimic a true cardiac neoplasm with accurate diagnosis critical at guiding appropriate management. We present a pictorial essay of the most common benign cardiac masses and "mass-like" lesions with an emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number117458
JournalJournal of Clinical Imaging Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Benign neoplasms
  • cardiac
  • cardiac masses
  • magnetic resonance
  • magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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