Imaging modalities used in diagnosis and follow-up of patients with Takayasu's arteritis


Dincer A. B. K. , KILIÇ L., ERDEN A., KALYONCU U., HAZIROLAN T., KİRAZ S., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.51, no.1, pp.224-230, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-2005-70
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-230
  • Keywords: Takayasu&#8217, s arteritis, computer tomography angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, doppler ultrasonography, conventional angiography, positron-emission tomography, CLASSIFICATION, INVOLVEMENT, SCORE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/aim: Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare, large-vessel vasculitis of unknown etiology, affecting aortic arch, and its main branches. Noninvasive imaging methods are frequently used in diagnosis and follow-up in Takayasu's arteritis. Studies investigating optimal timing of follow up imaging are rare. This study is aimed to investigate the radiologic changes in vascular involvements of Takayasu's arteritis patients one year after diagnosis.