PericarditisCreated OnMay 4, 2020Last Updated OnOctober 26, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Radiology Pericarditis < All Topics Table of Contents Chest X-Ray may show increased cardiothoracic ratio with a globular or ‘flask shaped’ outline if there is co-existing pericardial effusion. Echocardiography (ECHO) may demonstrate pericardial effusion but can be normal in uncomplicated pericarditis. Contrast-enhanced CT, enhancement of the thickened pericardium generally indicates inflammation. Not commonly done as require good machine for cardiac CT. *Some of the image photo is taken from web, we do not own this, it’s for knowledge sharing purpose.

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