Imaging Approaches for Aortic Disease

  • Muhannad Aboud Abbasi
  • Ashitha Pathrose
  • Ali Mostafa Serhal
  • James Carr


Aortic disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality if diagnosis is delayed or missed. Noninvasive imaging is a dynamic field that has undergone major advances in recent years, replacing invasive techniques in diagnosing aortic diseases. This chapter will discuss certain disease processes affecting the thoracic and abdominal aorta, with a focus on different imaging modalities used to diagnose, follow up, and monitor these respective conditions.


Thoracic aorta Abdominal aorta Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) Computed tomography (CT) Positron emission tomography (PET) Ultrasound (US) Acute aortic syndrome (AAS) Aneurysm Vasculitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhannad Aboud Abbasi
    • 1
  • Ashitha Pathrose
    • 1
  • Ali Mostafa Serhal
    • 1
  • James Carr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNorthwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA

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