CT angiography of the abdominal aorta and its branches with protocols

Corey Goldman, Javier Sanz

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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
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780203931578
ISBN (Print)9781841846064
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007


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