Computed tomography of the adrenal gland

Radiology. 1978 Dec;129(3):723-30. doi: 10.1148/129.3.723.


Computed tomography (CT) easily and accurately demonstrates both the normal and abnormal adrenal gland. The normal adrenal gland can be seen in almost 95% of patients. With this technique, 29 of 29 proved adrenal masses were demonstrated; one case of bilateral adrenal hyperplasia could not be recognized, another showed equivocal enlargement. CT is an excellent screening and often definitive radiologic test of evaluating the adrenal gland.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Adrenal Glands / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Carcinoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Cushing Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Pheochromocytoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*