Imaging of the inferior vena cava with MDCT

Sheila Sheth, Elliot K. Fishman

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate the role of MDCT in the diagnosis of disease processes affecting the inferior vena cava (IVC). CONCLUSION. High-speed MDCT has the potential to replace traditional imaging techniques in the evaluation of pathologic processes involving the IVC. The ability to acquire near-isotropic data allows high-quality reconstructions in the sagittal and coronal planes and thus overcomes one of the major limitations of CT in evaluating the IVC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1243-1251
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2007


  • Bland thrombus
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Heart
  • Inferior vena cava
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • MDCT
  • Tumor thrombus
  • Vascular imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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