To provide the radiology resident,
in peripheral hospitals with no specialized cardiothoracic units,
important diagnostic skills to diagnose acute aortic syndrome. To describe CT Angiography technique and intravenous Contrast Media optimization. To identify the really important findings and how to translate these in a structured report. To perform a proper differential diagnosis in order to establish an optimal therapeutic approach.
The aorta is the largest artery in the human body,
pumping up to 200 million liters of blood through the body in an average lifetime.
Thoracic aortic disease presentation ranges from asymptomatic (as in an aneurysm incidentally detected on imaging) to severe acute chest pain (as in acute aortic dissection).
The recent increased prevalence of aortic disease in Western countries is a result of increased clinical awareness and longer life spans.
Multidetector-row Computed Tomography (MDCT) of...
Findings and procedure details
TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview - Technical issue: scan protocol,
contrast media administration,
post-processing - CT radiological findings in acute aortic syndrome,
structured reporting and checklist of important findings to be mentioned - Brief outline of management options
- Possible post-operative complications and their radiological appearance Technical Issue Computed tomography plays a central role in the diagnosis,
and management of aortic diseases.
this education exhibit outlines the pathophysiology,
technical aspect of image acquisition,
management options and possible operative complications of the various pathologies in the spectrum of acute aortic syndrome.
ECG-gated MDCT is poised to become the reference standard method in assessing the thoracic aorta.
Clear and structured report is mandatory in Emergency Department.
Contact Details: Dr.
Giovanni Gentile Attendig Radiologist - Radiology Unit,
Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies (IRCCS-ISMETT),
90127 Palermo (Italy) Email: email@example.com Radiology Unit,
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services,
IRCCS-ISMETT Dr Vincenzo Carollo Dr Giuseppe Mamone Dr Gianluca Marrone Dr Settimo Caruso Dr Mariapina Milazzo Dr Francesca Crinò Dr Roberto MIraglia Department for the Treatment and Study of...
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The morphology of the normal aortic valve as compared with the aortic valve having two leaflets.