Multirow detector computed tomography represents the most recent development in CT. With this method, a higher spatial resolution than with traditional methods can achieved. For the imaging diagnosis of aortic dissection, a complete delineation of the entire thoracic and abdominal aorta can be achieved within a single breathhold. In addition to depicting the dissection membrane, ischemic complications of aortic dissection are now amenable to imaging diagnosis with a smaller amount of iodinated contrast agent than was hitherto possible. The eight-slice multirow CT technique renders CT a highly competitive diagnostic choice when compared to currently available alternative imaging methods.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Herz-, Thorax- und Gefasschirurgie|
|State||Published - 2001|
- Computed tomography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine