What are the limitations of CT scanning in the workup of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Major disadvantages of CT include potential difficulties with technician availability, higher cost, longer study time, exposure to radiation and contrast material, and the need to send patients with possible rupture out of the emergency department for an extended period.


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