Computed tomography for aortic assessment in children

Lindsay M. Griffin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Because the aorta is the major vessel of the body, basic knowledge of aortic pathology is essential to the pediatric imager. This review divides aortic pathology into anatomical (e.g., congenital abnormalities) and acquired (e.g., vasculitis, trauma) entities, providing a brief description of pathology, technical considerations in CT acquisition and processing, and some pearls and pitfalls of interpretation. The objective of this paper is to familiarize general pediatric imagers with imaging features of common as well as high-impact aortic pathology on CT and prepare them for acquisition and reporting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2470-2484
Number of pages15
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number13
StatePublished - Dec 2022


  • Acquired
  • Aorta
  • Children
  • Computed tomography
  • Congenital
  • Pathology
  • Technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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