Imaging Features of Takayasu Disease

  • Lotfi Hendaoui
  • Anis Askri
  • Maya Abdallah
  • Leila Charrada-Ben Farhat
  • A. Mourad Souissi
  • Skander Mrad
  • M. Habib Bouhaouala
  • Anthony W. Stanson
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The best diagnostic modalities of Takayasu disease are computed tomography, angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, and ultrasonography when the acoustic window is adequate. Diagnostic activity can be determinate by positron emission tomography–computed tomography scan and with a delayed-enhancement pulsed sequence by magnetic resonance angiography. The therapeutic methods are medical treatment, endovascular treatment, and surgery in the case of failure of both treatments.


Renal Artery Compute Tomography Angiography Arterial Wall Common Carotid Artery Subclavian Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lotfi Hendaoui
    • 1
  • Anis Askri
    • 1
  • Maya Abdallah
    • 2
  • Leila Charrada-Ben Farhat
    • 1
  • A. Mourad Souissi
    • 3
  • Skander Mrad
    • 2
  • M. Habib Bouhaouala
    • 4
  • Anthony W. Stanson
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Medical Imaging and Imaging Guided Interventions, Medical School of TunisMongi Slim University HospitalLa MarsaTunisia
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of TunisMongi Slim University HospitalLa MarsaTunisia
  3. 3.Bourran HospitalRodez Cedex 09France
  4. 4.Department of Medical Imaging, Medical School of TunisInterior Security Forces Teaching HospitalLa MarsaTunisia
  5. 5.Mayo Clinic College of MedicineMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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