Soft-tissue masses and masslike conditions: What does CT add to diagnosis and management?

Ty K. Subhawong, Elliot K. Fishman, Jennifer E. Swart, John A. Carrino, Samer Attar, Laura M. Fayad

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OBJECTIVE. Although MRI is the technique of choice for evaluating most soft-tissue masses, CT often provides valuable complementary information. Specifically, there are distinguishing CT characteristics that can suggest a specific diagnosis, including the lesion's mineralization pattern, density, pattern of adjacent bone involvement, and degree and pattern of vascularity. CONCLUSION. This article provides an overview of the CT evaluation of soft-tissue masses, emphasizing a differential diagnosis based on these CT features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1559-1567
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Characterization
  • CT
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Soft-tissue mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)


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