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How is an aortic dissection diagnosed or ruled out?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: CTA or MRA

The best and quickest test is ct angiography.
Mri or mra is also excellent but take longer time and not always available ..

In brief: CTA or MRA

The best and quickest test is ct angiography.
Mri or mra is also excellent but take longer time and not always available ..
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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