What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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CT helical scanning angiography is a sensitive and specific diagnostic tool. CT scanning or ultrasonography may be used to assess the thickness of the aorta. One study found that multi-slice CT scanning was useful in detecting lesions. [40]


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