Article Abstract

Imaging for surveillance and operative management for endovascular aortic aneurysm repairs

Authors: Christopher Lau, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Leonard N. Girardi, Luke K. Kim


Endovascular aortic aneurysm repairs rely heavily on radiologic imaging modalities for preoperative surveillance, intraoperative management, and postoperative follow-up. Ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and angiography all have utility at different stages of management. Often one imaging modality compliments another by providing supplementary information. Data from the imaging exams must be synthesized into one coherent plan for managing patients with aortic aneurysms.