Computed tomography angiography for the detection and characterization of intra-cranial aneurysms: current status

Clin Radiol. 2005 Dec;60(12):1221-36. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2005.06.007.


Multidetector computed tomography angiography (MD-CTA) of the intra-cranial vessels is now a routine examination, and is becoming fully integrated into the imaging and treatment algorithm of patients presenting with acute subarachnoid haemorrhage in many centres in the UK and Europe. The development and current status of CTA for cerebral aneurysms, and the strengths and limitations of this technique are herein reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnostic imaging*
  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Cerebral Angiography / methods*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Meta-Analysis as Topic
  • Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging*
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*