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Aorta and Inferior Vena Cava
Simon S. M. Ho, MBBS, FRCR; Jill M. Abrigo, MD, DPBR; Chander Lulla, MD, DMRD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Inferior vena cava (IVC)
  • Definitions

    • "Proximal" and "distal" in arterial and venous systems apply to position of arterial and venous segment in relation to heart (rather than direction of flow)
    • Aneurysm: Focal increase in caliber of artery with diameter of dilated segment measuring at least 1.5x larger than adjacent unaffected segments

GROSS ANATOMY

  • Overview

    IMAGING ANATOMY

    • Overview

      • Internal Contents

        ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

        • Imaging Recommendations

          • Imaging Pitfalls

            Related Anatomy
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            References
            Tables

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            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Inferior vena cava (IVC)
            • Definitions

              • "Proximal" and "distal" in arterial and venous systems apply to position of arterial and venous segment in relation to heart (rather than direction of flow)
              • Aneurysm: Focal increase in caliber of artery with diameter of dilated segment measuring at least 1.5x larger than adjacent unaffected segments

            GROSS ANATOMY

            • Overview

              IMAGING ANATOMY

              • Overview

                • Internal Contents

                  ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    • Imaging Pitfalls