Can a CT Diagnose Pericarditis? – About as Good as Flipping a Coin…

Pulmonary embolism CT protocol for pericarditis has a  sensitivity of 54-59% and specificity of 91-96%.

A+cta Radiol. 2013 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]
Accuracy of computed tomography findings in acute pericarditis.
Hammer MM, Raptis CA, Javidan-Nejad C, Bhalla S.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24327762

  • CT looks for pericardial thickening or effusion
  • sensitivity is about 50-50 though specificity is high at 91-96%

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