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Dual-slice helical CT of the thoracic aorta.
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PMID:  10966185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the advent of helical CT, the capability of noninvasive imaging of the thoracic aorta has been enhanced considerably. In this article, we describe the potential of helical CT using dual-slice technology to evaluate thoracic aortic diseases such dissection, aneurysm, trauma, infection, inflammation, thromboembolic disease, and postoperative complications. Technical considerations for optimal CT imaging as well as limitations of helical CT are highlighted.
B Mesurolle; S D Qanadli; M Merad; M El Hajjam; F Mignon; P Lacombe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0363-8715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    2000 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-14     Completed Date:  2000-09-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  548-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University René Descartes, Ambroise Paré Hospital, Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aorta, Thoracic / radiography*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography
Aortic Diseases / diagnosis*
Diverticulum / radiography
Giant Cell Arteritis / radiography
Hematoma / radiography
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / radiography
Takayasu Arteritis / radiography
Thrombosis / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Wounds and Injuries / radiography

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