Angiogram – CT

CT angiograms permit for a non-invasive method of investigating the vasculature. In the image above, one readily recognizes the celiac artery and its branches, the superior mesenteric artery, and the left kidney. However the most prominent feature of this CTA is the infra-renal aortic aneurysm. [Courtesy of Dr. N. Jaffer]

Angiogram - CT

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – AAA

Left Image: Abdominal axial CT with contrast demonstrating a large AAA with extensive intraluminal thrombosis. Patent central lumen containing contrast surrounded by thrombus peripherally. Aortic wall evident due to circumferential calcification (atherosclerosis).

Right Image: Abdominal axial CT with contrast showing abdominal aorta of normal diameter.
[Courtesy of Dr. N. Jaffer]

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - AAA