Abdominal Aorta and Mesenteric Vessels



MR angiography is well established for the evaluation of the abdominal aorta and its branches and, over CT angiography, has the advantage of not involving radiation. In this chapter, we review the different MR techniques utilized for the evaluation of the abdominal aorta and mesenteric vasculature as well as the range of normal and pathologic conditions encountered in these vascular beds.


Abdominal Aorta Aortic Dissection Giant Cell Arteritis Inferior Mesenteric Artery Mesenteric Ischemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA

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