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Diagnosis of large vessel vasculitis with imaging

Presented By
Dr Peter Grayson, National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), NIH, USA
Conference
ACR 2020
Imaging plays an important role in establishing the diagnoses of both Takayasu’s arteritis and giant cell arteritis. The landscape of possibilities is evolving, and the advantages and disadvantages of different investigations have to be weighed. In large vessel vasculitis, it is important to understand the limitations of traditional evaluations and to know in what way inflammation may be recognised on different imaging modalities [1]. This talk focused more on the disease entities of Takayasu’s arteritis and giant cell arteritis which share many pathological similarities. Takayasu’s arteritis is a disease that presents with many different imaging faces. In terms of choosing between the different possible types of angiography that may be performed to diagnose Takayasu’s, Dr Peter Grayson (National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), NIH, USA) reflected on several considerations. In general, he rated CT angiography (...


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