Myocardial calcifications: Pathophysiology, etiologies, differential diagnoses, and imaging findings Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Calcinosis
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • Myocardial calcifications are not uncommonly encountered by the cardiac imager and may have a range of imaging appearances, from focal calcific deposits to diffuse myocardial involvement. A number of pathological processes can both cause and result from myocardial calcification; therefore, accurate identification and characterization are important. This pictorial essay will review the mechanisms, etiologies, imaging features, and differential diagnoses of myocardial calcification with imaging examples.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcct.2014.10.004

PubMed ID

  • 25456525

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 58

end page

  • 67

volume

  • 9

number

  • 1