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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sudarshana Datta, MD [2]

Overview

MRI may be helpful in distinguishing obstructive causes of atelectasis from non-obstructive causes. MRI does not play a significant role in the diagnosis of atelectasis.

MRI

  • There are no significant MRI findings associated with atelectasis. However, MRI may be helpful in distinguishing obstructive causes of atelectasis from non-obstructive causes.[1]


References

  1. Herold CJ, Kuhlman JE, Zerhouni EA (March 1991). "Pulmonary atelectasis: signal patterns with MR imaging". Radiology. 178 (3): 715–20. doi:10.1148/radiology.178.3.1994407. PMID 1994407.