Review of Thoracic Imaging Findings Unique to Women

Alla Khashper, James M. Gruber, Richard S. Fraser, Federico Discepola, Alexandre Semionov

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Purpose Traditionally, indications for imaging studies of women are considered to be related to screening for and evaluation of disease of the female breast and pelvis. However, a number of chest diseases and associated intrathoracic imaging findings are unique to women and should be recognized by general radiologists, as well as chest and women-imaging specialists. Conclusions The sex-specific findings unique to women include normal anatomical variants, primary lung disease, complications of breast and gynaecological disease, and pregnancy-related conditions. Classification, description, and illustration of gender-specific chest imaging findings are the objective of this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Gender specific findings
  • Thoracic imaging
  • Women chest
  • Women imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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