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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2011, Article ID 378041, 11 pages
Review Article

Multimodality Imaging in the Evaluation of Cardiovascular Manifestations of Malignancy

1Department of Medical Imaging, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
2Division of Cardiology, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
3St. Michael’s Hospital, Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto, ON, Canada M58 1WB
4Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munich Hospital, Ludwig Maximilians University, 80539 Munich, Germany
5Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto General Hospital, 585 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4

Received 12 October 2010; Accepted 3 January 2011

Academic Editor: Syed Wamique Yusuf

Copyright © 2011 Laura Jiménez-Juan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Up to one third of the population will die as a direct result of cancer. Accurate and timely diagnosis of disease often requires multiple different approaches including the use of modern imaging techniques. Prompt recognition of adverse consequences of some anti-cancer therapies also requires a knowledge of the optimum imaging strategy for the problem at hand. The purpose of this article is to review not only some of the commoner cardiovascular manifestations of malignancy but also to discuss the strengths, weaknesses and appropriate use of cardiovascular imaging modalities.