Aortic Root Anatomy and Diagnosis of Pathological Conditions by Multidetector Computed Tomography

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WK Tsang, A Li, YC Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:285-92

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413197

Multidetector (MD) cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging has emerging use in the assessment of the anatomy and function of the heart. Apart from its established role in the evaluation of the coronary arteries, MDCT can also accurately assess the aortic root. This pictorial essay serves to present the use of MDCT in the evaluation of normal anatomy of the aortic root and its various pathological conditions.