An unanticipated halo pericardial effusion diagnosed on a biliary excretion study

Eric E. Trenkmann, Lionel S. Zuckier, Eugene Fine

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Abstract

The presence of a pericardial "halo" is a well-recognized sign of pericardial effusion when noted on a cardiac blood-pool study. The authors describe this finding on the early images of a biliary excretion study performed to evaluate mildly abnormal liver function tests. Correlative imaging studies subsequently confirmed the presence of a large pericardial effusion of rheumatoid origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-970
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biliary scintigraphy
  • Halo
  • Pericardial effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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