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Table 1 Summary of incidental cardiac findings on 100 CT scans requested for the diagnosis of possible pulmonary embolism (%)

From: Incidental cardiac findings on computed tomography imaging of the thorax

Pulmonary findings 39
Lung nodules 14
Lobar collapse/consolidation 8
Emphysema 6
Pulmonary embolism 5
Pleural disease 4
Pleural effusion 2
Cardiac findings  
Aortic wall calcification 54
Coronary calcification 46
Cardiomegaly (CTR > 1:2) 41
Bi-ventricular dilatation 16
Left ventricular dilatation 14
Right ventricular dilation 11
Atrial dilatation 18
Mitral annulus calcification 15
Aortic dilatation 8
Intracardiac thrombus 1