Imaging of thoracic aortic disease

B. A. Urban, D. A. Bluemke, K. M. Johnson, E. K. Fishman

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Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and transesophageal echocardiography represent the relatively noninvasive techniques available for imaging thoracic aortic disease, especially in the evaluation of aneurysms and dissections. This article discusses the technique and application of these modalities in the evaluation of thoracic aorta. Imaging appearances of the commonly encountered pathologies of the thoracic aorta are presented and discussed, and potential pitfalls of technique and diagnosis are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-682
Number of pages24
JournalCardiology clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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