The Arterial Duct Transverse View


Although some authors include this section into the category of the three-vessel view [1, 2], here it is described separately. This cut is obtained with a slight cranial tilt from the classic three-vessel view. The level of this section is shown in Figure 10.1.


Aortic Arch Main Pulmonary Artery Transverse View Monary Artery Arterial Duct 
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