MRI of the Thoracic Aorta

Christopher J. François, James Carr*

*Corresponding author for this work

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14 Scopus citations


Diseases of the thoracic aorta cause significant morbidity and mortality and can result in potentially catastrophic consequences. Conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) has been the gold standard for imaging for many years; however, this is associated with adverse effects and provides only limited information about vessel morphology. DSA is used primarily as a first-line investigation in the setting of trauma. Several other techniques also have been used in recent years, including CT and MRI. This article focuses primarily on the latter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-184
Number of pages14
JournalCardiology Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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