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Imaging findings in Takayasu's arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15908559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of cross-sectional imaging for establishing the diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis (TA), an inflammatory vascular disorder that produces arterial stenoses and aneurysms primarily involving the thoracoabdominal aorta and its branches and the pulmonary arteries.
CONCLUSION: CT and MRI findings of TA include vascular wall thickening and enhancement early in the disease, and arterial stenoses, occlusions, and aneurysms later in the disease. Cross-sectional imaging is useful for establishing the diagnosis of TA and for showing response to nonsurgical therapy or for planning a surgical intervention.
Michael B Gotway; Philip A Araoz; Thanila A Macedo; Anthony W Stanson; Charles B Higgins; Ernest J Ring; Samuel K Dawn; W Richard Webb; Jessica W T Leung; Gautham P Reddy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-23     Completed Date:  2005-07-11     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1945-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Imaging*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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