BACKGROUND: Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography represents the standard of reference in the follow-up of patients after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), being effective in the detection of the full spectrum of possible complications on both axial and 3D images. METHODS: The purpose of this article is to review the normal CT angiography findings of the different types of stent-grafts and to describe the radiological findings of early and late complications after EVAR on axial and reconstructed images. A selection of cases of post-EVAR MDCT angiography is presented to learn the techniques most commonly used for endovascular treatment, the correct CT scanning technique to acquire the data, the full gamut of possible procedure-related complications and how these complications usually appear on CT images. CONCLUSION: MDCT angiography is an effective and specific technique in both the pre- and postoperative settings of EVAR procedures. A better understanding of the procedure, the devices, the normal postoperative imaging features and the possible procedure-related complications ensures optimal planning and follow-up of patients undergoing an EVAR procedure.

Iezzi, R., Santoro, M., Dattesi, R., Pirro, F., Nestola, M., Spigonardo, F., Cotroneo, A., Bonomo, L., Multi-detector CT angiographic imaging in the follow-up of patients after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), <<INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING>>, 2012; (Giugno): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1007/s13244-012-0173-0] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/26139]

Multi-detector CT angiographic imaging in the follow-up of patients after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)

Iezzi;Roberto; Santoro;Marco; Dattesi;Roberta; Pirro;Federica; Nestola;Ar; Bonomo
2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography represents the standard of reference in the follow-up of patients after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), being effective in the detection of the full spectrum of possible complications on both axial and 3D images. METHODS: The purpose of this article is to review the normal CT angiography findings of the different types of stent-grafts and to describe the radiological findings of early and late complications after EVAR on axial and reconstructed images. A selection of cases of post-EVAR MDCT angiography is presented to learn the techniques most commonly used for endovascular treatment, the correct CT scanning technique to acquire the data, the full gamut of possible procedure-related complications and how these complications usually appear on CT images. CONCLUSION: MDCT angiography is an effective and specific technique in both the pre- and postoperative settings of EVAR procedures. A better understanding of the procedure, the devices, the normal postoperative imaging features and the possible procedure-related complications ensures optimal planning and follow-up of patients undergoing an EVAR procedure.
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Iezzi, R., Santoro, M., Dattesi, R., Pirro, F., Nestola, M., Spigonardo, F., Cotroneo, A., Bonomo, L., Multi-detector CT angiographic imaging in the follow-up of patients after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), <<INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING>>, 2012; (Giugno): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1007/s13244-012-0173-0] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/26139]
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