Adrenal and pseudoadrenal masses: CT and US findings.

B. A. Thornhill, H. T. Morehouse, J. C. Hoffman-Tretin

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Computed tomography (CT) is currently the imaging modality of choice for assessing the morphology of the adrenal glands in adult patients. Much useful information can be gained using CT in disease processes which primarily involve one or both of the adrenal glands, such as adenomas, as well as in entities which secondarily affect the adrenals, such as pituitary or metastatic disease. The size and configuration of the glands can be readily determined, and masses may be detected. We discuss CT of normal and abnormal adrenal glands with sonographic (US) and pathological correlation, when available. Entities which may mimic adrenal abnormalities are emphasized. Relative advantages of US over CT in the pediatric patient are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalCritical reviews in diagnostic imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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