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Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Imaging Techniques in Arterial Injuries

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Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Minimally Invasive Therapeutics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
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Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
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J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(5), 88; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7050088
Received: 1 April 2018 / Revised: 17 April 2018 / Accepted: 18 April 2018 / Published: 24 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Image Guided Interventions and Emerging Technologies)
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Abstract

Cross-sectional imaging has become a critical aspect in the evaluation of arterial injuries. In particular, angiography using computed tomography (CT) is the imaging of choice. A variety of techniques and options are available when evaluating for arterial injuries. Techniques involve contrast bolus, various phases of contrast enhancement, multiplanar reconstruction, volume rendering, and maximum intensity projection. After the images are rendered, a variety of features may be seen that diagnose the injury. This article provides a general overview of the techniques, important findings, and pitfalls in cross sectional imaging of arterial imaging, particularly in relation to computed tomography. In addition, the future directions of computed tomography, including a few techniques in the process of development, is also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: computed tomography; CT; angiography; arterial injury; radiology; cross-sectional; imaging computed tomography; CT; angiography; arterial injury; radiology; cross-sectional; imaging
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Adler, C.; Hangge, P.T.; Albadawi, H.; Knuttinen, M.-G.; Alzubaidi, S.J.; Naidu, S.G.; Oklu, R. Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Imaging Techniques in Arterial Injuries. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 88.

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