Retrocardiac phantom image on hypocycloidal chest tomograms

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A phantom image produced by displaced blur margins of the cardiac silhouettte and mimicking a paraspinous retrocardiac mass was noted in 50% of 125 hypocycloidal full chest tomograms. It was reproduced on tomograms of a chest phantom. Careful comparison with routine posteroanterior and lateral chest radiographs prevents misinterpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-672
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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