Helical (spiral) CT in the evaluation of emergent thoracic aortic syndromes: Traumatic aortic rupture, aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer

S. Ledbetter, J. L. Stuk, John Kaufman

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For the near future, CT will play the critical and dominant role in the evaluation of patients presenting with emergent aortic syndromes. Its convenience, accuracy, and utility in the rapid evaluation of not just the aorta, but the entire thorax, make it ideally suited for use in emergency settings. Further benefits are likely to be realized in speed and resolution with multislice CT, although it is as yet not widely available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-589
Number of pages15
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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