Angio-CT imaging of the spinal cord vascularisation: a pictorial essay.

@article{Melissano2010AngioCTIO,
  title={Angio-CT imaging of the spinal cord vascularisation: a pictorial essay.},
  author={Germano Melissano and Efrem Civilini and Luca Bertoglio and Fabio Massimo Calliari and A Campos Moraes Amato and Roberto Chiesa},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={436-40}
}
Knowledge of the spinal cord (SC) vascular supply is important in patients undergoing procedures that involve the thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aorta; the SC vasculature, however, has a complex and highly variable anatomy. Recent breakthroughs in imaging methods have expanded the non-invasive diagnostic ability to determine a patient's spinal cord vascular pattern, particularly in detecting the presence and location of the artery of Adamkiewicz. CT is the imaging modality of choice for most… CONTINUE READING
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