CT angiography of the abdominal aorta and its branches with protocols

Corey Goldman, Javier Sanz

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Abstract

Multi-detector CT (MDCT) has assumed an increasingly important role in abdominal aortic imaging because relevant branches including the renal, mesenteric, and lower extremity arteries can not only be examined with a high degree of accuracy, but also depicted and measured in three dimensions, serving as a resource for interventional planning and clinical management. While 4-detector CT angiography (CTA) may provide adequate excellent assessment of the abdominal aorta alone, comparative assessment of DSA with 4-detector or 16-detector scanners suggests that branch vessel resolution benefits from increasing the number of detectors. To date, there are insufficient studies using 64-detector scanners to determine if there is significant improvement in resolution compared to 16-detector technology for aortic branch vessels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCT and MR Angiography of the Peripheral Circulation
Subtitle of host publicationPractical Approach with Clinical Protocols
PublisherCRC Press
Pages111-124
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780203931578
ISBN (Print)9781841846064
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

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