Diagnosis of pulmonary hemosiderosis by MR imaging

G. D. Rubin, D. K. Edwards, M. A. Reicher, J. M. Doemeny, S. H. Carson

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We present a case of IPH in which MR imaging of pulmonary parenchymal hemosiderin showed a preferential T2 shortening by paramagnetic ferric iron similar to that occurring in evolving intracranial hematomas. This noninvasive diagnosis allowed initiation of therapy and stabilization of the patient's cardiorespiratory status before lung biopsy. We suggest that in patients whose radiographic and clinical presentations suggest IPH, the MR findings permit sufficient diagnostic confidence to defer invasive maneuvers until the patient is clinically stable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-574
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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