Periaortic hematoma on helical CT of the chest: A criterion for predicting blunt traumatic aortic rupture

Yon Cheong Wong, Li Jen Wang, Kun Eng Lim, Being Chuan Lin, Jan Feng Fang, Ray Jade Chen

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of helical CT of the chest for predicting blunt traumatic aortic ruptures when periaortic hematoma is used as a positive criterion. CONCLUSION. We recommend the use of periaortic hematoma as a criterion for predicting traumatic aortic ruptures on CT because this criterion is sensitive and can reduce the false- positive rate of CT interpretations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1523-1525
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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