Nontraumatic subclavian artery abnormalities: Spectrum of MDCT findings

Christopher Scott Jones, Franco Verde, Pamela Johnson, Elliot K Fishman

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The subclavian arteries (SCAs) may exhibit a wide spectrum of nontraumatic pathologic conditions ranging from common diseases, such as atherosclerosis, to vascular emergencies that are associated with a high morbidity and high mortality, such as type A aortic dissection and acute arterial thrombosis. MDCT angiography is an excellent modality to diagnose pathologic conditions of the SCAs. CONCLUSION. Optimization of CT acquisition protocols and interactive interpretation with 2D multiplanar reformatting and 3D rendering techniques are critical for diagnostic accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-441
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume207
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • Aberrant subclavian artery
  • Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Connective tissue disorder
  • Subclavian artery
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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