Date: 2004

Affiliation: East Virginia Medical School

Citation: Annals of Vascular Surgery

Abstract: Clinical assessment of maximal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diameter assumes clinical equivalency between ultrasound (US) and axial computed tomography (CT). Three-dimensional (3D) CT reconstruction allows for the assessment of AAA in the orthogonal plane and avoids oblique cuts due to AAA angulation. This study was undertaken to compare maximal AAA diameter by US, axial CT, and orthogonal CT, and to assess the effect that AAA angulation has on each measurement.