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CT and MR imaging of the mitral valve: radiologic-pathologic correlation.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
1527-1323
Publication Date
Volume
30
Issue
6
Pages
1603–1620
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1148/rg.306105518
PMID: 21071378
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging are increasingly important adjuncts to echocardiography for the evaluation of mitral valve disease. The mitral valve may be involved in various acquired or congenital conditions with resultant regurgitation or stenosis, and many of these conditions can be identified with CT or MR imaging. In addition, CT is useful for detecting and monitoring postoperative complications after mitral valve repair or replacement. As the use of CT and MR imaging increases, awareness of the CT and MR imaging appearances of the normal mitral valve and the various disease processes that affect it may foster recognition of unsuspected mitral disease in patients undergoing imaging for other purposes. Supplemental material available at http://radiographics.rsna.org/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1148/rg.306105518/-/DC1.

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