Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

  • Kavitha Yaddanapudi
  • Rajesh GuptaEmail author


Thoracic aortic aneurysms are most commonly caused by atherosclerotic disease and can be evaluated and followed with MRI. The addition of PET imaging can provide information on aortic inflammation and possibly estimate the risk of acute rupture.


Thoracic aortic aneurysm PET/MR Atherosclerosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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