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Systemic Vessels
Melissa L. Rosado de Christenson, MD, FACR
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GENERAL ANATOMY AND FUNCTION

  • Anatomy

    • Function

      SYSTEMIC ARTERIES

      • Thoracic Aorta

        • Brachiocephalic Artery

          • Left Common Carotid Artery

            • Left Subclavian Artery

              SYSTEMIC VEINS

              • Azygos System

                • Venae Cavae

                  • Brachiocephalic Veins

                    • Left Superior Intercostal Vein

                      THORACIC LYMPHATICS

                      • Thoracic Duct

                        • Lymphatic Trunks

                          RADIOGRAPHY OF GREAT VESSELS

                          • PA Chest Radiograph

                            • Lateral Chest Radiograph

                              CT/MR OF GREAT VESSELS

                              • Supraaortic Mediastinum

                                • Aortic Arch Level

                                  • Aortic Arch Anomalies

                                    • Bronchial Artery Hypertrophy

                                      • Venous Anomalies

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Walker CM et al: Bronchial arteries: anatomy, function, hypertrophy, and anomalies. Radiographics. 35(1):32-49, 2015
                                        2. Shah SS et al: Imaging of the coronary sinus: normal anatomy and congenital abnormalities. Radiographics. 32(4):991-1008, 2012
                                        3. Kimura-Hayama ET et al: Uncommon congenital and acquired aortic diseases: role of multidetector CT angiography. Radiographics. 30(1):79-98, 2010
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                                        GENERAL ANATOMY AND FUNCTION

                                        • Anatomy

                                          • Function

                                            SYSTEMIC ARTERIES

                                            • Thoracic Aorta

                                              • Brachiocephalic Artery

                                                • Left Common Carotid Artery

                                                  • Left Subclavian Artery

                                                    SYSTEMIC VEINS

                                                    • Azygos System

                                                      • Venae Cavae

                                                        • Brachiocephalic Veins

                                                          • Left Superior Intercostal Vein

                                                            THORACIC LYMPHATICS

                                                            • Thoracic Duct

                                                              • Lymphatic Trunks

                                                                RADIOGRAPHY OF GREAT VESSELS

                                                                • PA Chest Radiograph

                                                                  • Lateral Chest Radiograph

                                                                    CT/MR OF GREAT VESSELS

                                                                    • Supraaortic Mediastinum

                                                                      • Aortic Arch Level

                                                                        • Aortic Arch Anomalies

                                                                          • Bronchial Artery Hypertrophy

                                                                            • Venous Anomalies

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Walker CM et al: Bronchial arteries: anatomy, function, hypertrophy, and anomalies. Radiographics. 35(1):32-49, 2015
                                                                              2. Shah SS et al: Imaging of the coronary sinus: normal anatomy and congenital abnormalities. Radiographics. 32(4):991-1008, 2012
                                                                              3. Kimura-Hayama ET et al: Uncommon congenital and acquired aortic diseases: role of multidetector CT angiography. Radiographics. 30(1):79-98, 2010