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Ultrasonic Imaging of the Abdominal Aorta with Real — Time Multielement Systems

  • Shane H. Abowitt
  • Edward B. Diethrich
  • Vincent E. FriedewaldJr.
  • Fuad Ibrahim
  • Betty J. Phillips

Abstract

Assessment of the abdominal aorta utilizing conventional B-mode ultrasound with static format display provides, in nearly all cases, delineation of aneurysmal pathology. The advent of ultrasonic real-time imaging details aortic dimensions, spatial relationship, displacement, intravascular echoes, and additionally demonstrates the aorta throughout the cardiac cycle. The significant advantage to real-time imaging is the ability to monitor the aorta continuously through the diastolic and systolic intervals.

Copyright information

© American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shane H. Abowitt
    • 1
  • Edward B. Diethrich
    • 1
  • Vincent E. FriedewaldJr.
    • 1
  • Fuad Ibrahim
    • 1
  • Betty J. Phillips
    • 1
  1. 1.Arizona Heart InstituteSt. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA

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