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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editors-in-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2] Maliha Shakil, M.D. [3]


CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of endocarditis. CT scan findings suggestive of endocarditis include vegetations, paravalvular abscesses, and pseudoaneurysms.

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CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of endocarditis. CT scan findings suggestive of endocarditis include:[1][2][3]

pulmonic valve
Multislice CT scan images: The images show a low-density area in the pulmonic valve (red arrows). Case courtesy by Tsuneaki Kenzaka et al[4]


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  2. Ouchi K, Ebihara T, Niitani M, Makino M, Hirose M, Iiduka D; et al. (2019). "Diagnosis of infective endocarditis with cardiac CT in an adult". Radiol Case Rep. 14 (5): 544–547. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2019.02.006. PMC 6443909. PMID 30976366.
  3. Hryniewiecki T, Zatorska K, Abramczuk E, Zakrzewski D, Szymański P, Kuśmierczyk M; et al. (2019). "The usefulness of cardiac CT in the diagnosis of perivalvular complications in patients with infective endocarditis". Eur Radiol. 29 (8): 4368–4376. doi:10.1007/s00330-018-5965-2. PMC 6611057 Check |pmc= value (help). PMID 30643945.
  4. "Positron emission tomography scan can be a reassuring tool to treat difficult cases of infective endocarditis".

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