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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Shyam Patel [2]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shaghayegh Habibi, M.D.[3]Sabawoon Mirwais, M.B.B.S, M.D.[4]

Overview

CT scan can be done to assess for amyloid deposition in particular organs. It can also be done to rule out other causes of organ dysfunction. However, MRI is more sensitive than CT in the diagnosis of amyloidosis.

CT scan

In hepatic amyloidosis, CT scan findings may include:

In renal amyloidosis, CT scan findings may include:

In cardiac amyloidosis, CT scan findings may include[1]:

Images

CT image showing mediastinal amyloidosis (yellow arrows). Case courtesy of Dr Natalie Yang, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 6711
Amyloidosis - bronchial and diffuse nodular pulmonary involvement. Case courtesy of Dr Bruno Di Muzio, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 60156


References

  1. Falk RH, Quarta CC, Dorbala S (2014). "How to image cardiac amyloidosis". Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 7 (3): 552–62. doi:10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.113.001396. PMC 4118308. PMID 24847009.



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