Diagnostic imaging in Takayasu arteritis.

  title={Diagnostic imaging in Takayasu arteritis.},
  author={Eugene Y. Kissin and Peter A. Merkel},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  volume={16 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW New imaging modalities may help accurately diagnose and monitor Takayasu arteritis (TAK). Examination of the published literature on arterial imaging studies other than conventional angiography will help guide appropriate use of these studies in TAK. MRI, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), Doppler ultrasound, CT, and positron emission tomography (PET) are all potentially useful for evaluation of TAK. RECENT FINDINGS MRI/A avoids the risks of arterial puncture, iodinated… CONTINUE READING


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