twinkling star sign

A fanciful descriptor for the short linear radiations that extend from pulmonary vessels and parallel the long axis of the body on CT scans, most prominently seen at a 100–200-HU window width; ‘twinkling stars’ help distinguish normal vessels from tumour masses, which may have the same CT density
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

twinkling star sign

Imaging A fanciful descriptor for the short linear radiations that extend from pulmonary vessels and parallel the long axis of the body on CT scans, most prominently seen at a 100-200HU window width; 'twinkling stars' help distinguish normal vessels from tumor masses, which may have the same CT density.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Mentioned in ?