Thoracic aorta imaging with multisclice CT

Michael B. Gotway, Samuel K. Dawn

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Multislice CT aortography represents a major advance in the noninvasive evaluation of thoracic aortic disease. MSTCA is rapidly becoming the preferred modality for the initial investigation of acute aortic syndromes. Although scan quality is usually excellent, special attention to various technical parameters is required to optimize image quality. Familiarity with diagnostic pitfalls and the common imaging presentations of various thoracic aortic syndromes is necessary for accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-543
Number of pages23
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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