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Image Predictors of Treatment Outcome After Thoracic Aortic Dissection Repair
Farhood Saremi and colleagues from the University of Southern California contributed a comprehensive review of the computed tomography angiographic (CTA) findings that improve the accuracy of diagnosis of thoracic aortic dissection and predict the outcomes of different management strategies for this highly lethal disease. The authors present the concept of aortic remodeling and the spectrum of CTA findings with regard to favorable or failing remodeling. This review also summarizes important image findings that are predictive of positive or negative remodeling before and after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Knowledge of these imaging findings and their inclusion in a concise radiology report are important for optimum patient care.