Complications of Intravenous Substance Use Disorders (SUDs): A Multimodality Pictorial Essay for Cardiothoracic Radiologists

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Abstract

With the growing substance use disorders epidemic in the United States, a wide range of complications may be seen in both the acute and chronic clinical setting. This article will use a multimodality approach to review complications of intravenous substance use that cardiothoracic radiologists are likely to encounter. Radiologists should be aware of these multisystem complications that can affect the cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems in order to make an accurate and timely diagnosis, which can drastically alter the management of these patients.

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