Emerging applications of myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) include the evaluation of myocardial perfusion, the improvement of the definition of intracavitary structures, and evaluation of the relative perfusion of a cardiac mass. We present a case of a patient that was found incidentally to have a cardiac mass on transthoracic echocardiography. MCE was used to evaluate the vascularity of the mass. This case is compared with another patient with a left atrial thrombus, which represents an "avascular" cardiac mass by MCE.
- Cardiac masses
- Contrast echocardiography
- Myocardial perfusion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine