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Aortic disease 

Aortic disease
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Aortic disease
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199549573.003.13
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date: 17 October 2019

Imaging the aorta 356

Standard imaging technique 358

Aortic wall imaging 360

Aortic dilatation 362

Aortic dissection 366

Post type A dissection repair 370

Aortic coarctation 372

Coarctation post-surgery/intervention 378

Congenital variants 380

CMR brings many advantages to aortic imaging, including the free choice of imaging planes, flow measurement and 3D angiography, in addition to excellent anatomical imaging. These make imaging the aorta straightforward, but there are still important aspects to be aware of to obtain the best pictures, gain the best from CMR, and avoid the pitfalls that catch the unwary....

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