Published in Medical Imaging Business Week, December 21st, 2006
Study 1: Complications of aortic dissection (AD) are detected with long-term follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Researchers in France conducted a study "to retrospectively assess the value of MRI in long-term follow-up of AD and its impact on therapy. The study was a comparison of clinical progression and analysis of 215 MRI examinations performed on 56 patients in our center from 1991 to 2002. Twenty-six patients (46%) had AD complications: 14 (54%) were asymptomatic and eight (31%) had subsequent surgical repair (native aorta upstream...
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