Imaging of Great Vessels

  • Oliver R. Tann
  • Jan Bogaert
  • Andrew M. Taylor
  • Vivek Muthurangu
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Imaging the great vessels is important in the clinical management of many forms of cardiovascular disease. Cross-sectional imaging has many advantages when assessing the great vessels and in this chapter the role of MRI will be reviewed. Specifically, the uses of different MRI sequences will be discussed in relation to different great vessel diseases. This will be followed by an in-depth discussion of important great vessel diseases and the most suitable types of MRI. By the end of this chapter the reader should have a better idea of how to use MRI when assessing the great vessels.


Pulmonary Artery Aortic Dissection Great Vessel Marfan Syndrome False Lumen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver R. Tann
    • 2
  • Jan Bogaert
    • 3
  • Andrew M. Taylor
    • 1
  • Vivek Muthurangu
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardio-Respiratory UnitHospital for ChildrenLondonUK
  2. 2.Consultant in Cardiovascular Imaging, Cardio-Respiratory UnitGreat Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK
  3. 3.Deptartment of Radiology, Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenUniversity Hospital LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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