Benign Loculated Pleural Effusion

  • Kavitha YaddanapudiEmail author


PET/MR imaging can help noninvasively characterize pleural effusions to determine if they are simple benign fluid collections versus infected or malignant pleural fluid.


Pleural effusion Loculated pleural effusion Empyema PET/MR FDG 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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