Chemical-shift MRI of exogenous lipoid pneumonia

Joseph E. Cox, Robert H. Choplin, Caroline Chiles

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Exogenous lipoid pneumonia results from the aspiration or inhalation of fatty substances, such as mineral oil found in laxatives or nasal medications containing liquid paraffin. We present standard and lipid-sensitive (chemical-shift) MR findings in a patient with histologically confirmed lipoid pneumonia. The loss of signal intensity in an area of airspace disease on opposed-phase imaging was considered specific for the presence of lipid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-467
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Lungs, diseases
  • Magnetic resonance imaging, techniques
  • Pneumonia, lipoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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