Multi-detector computed tomography imaging techniques in arterial injuries

Cameron Adler, Patrick T. Hangge, Hassan Albadawi, M. Grace Knuttinen, Sadeer J. Alzubaidi, Sailendra G. Naidu, Rahmi Oklu

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Cross-sectional imaging has become a critical aspect in the evaluation of arterial injuries. In particular, angiography using computed tomography (CT) is the imaging of choice. A variety of techniques and options are available when evaluating for arterial injuries. Techniques involve contrast bolus, various phases of contrast enhancement, multiplanar reconstruction, volume rendering, and maximum intensity projection. After the images are rendered, a variety of features may be seen that diagnose the injury. This article provides a general overview of the techniques, important findings, and pitfalls in cross sectional imaging of arterial imaging, particularly in relation to computed tomography. In addition, the future directions of computed tomography, including a few techniques in the process of development, is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number88
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Angiography
  • Arterial injury
  • CT
  • Computed tomography
  • Cross-sectional
  • Imaging
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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