Essentials of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair imaging: preprocedural assessment

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct;203(4):W347-57. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.11735.


Objective: To understand the abdominal aortic aneurysm imaging characteristics that must be accurately described for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair treatment planning, including evaluation of the landing zones, aneurysm morphology, and vascular access..

Conclusion: A comprehensive understanding of preprocedural imaging is necessary to produce detailed and clinically useful imaging reports and assist the interventionalist in planning endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Keywords: EVAR; abdominal aortic aneurysm; endovascular aortic aneurysm repair; pretreatment imaging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angiography / methods*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnosis*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Endovascular Procedures / instrumentation
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Selection
  • Preoperative Care / methods*
  • Prosthesis Fitting / methods
  • Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Stents*
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods*