A 43-year-old member asked:
how is an aortic dissection diagnosed or ruled out?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Luke Hermann answered
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Imaging study: Either identifying or ruling out aortic dissection requires an advanced imaging study. Most commonly this is a ct scan with contrast. A chest x-ray is not adequate to rule out aortic dissection in almost all cases.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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