State-of-the-art pulmonary arterial imaging - Part 2

Vasa. 2018 Aug;47(5):361-375. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000709. Epub 2018 May 28.


Although pulmonary embolism is the most common abnormality of the pulmonary artery, there is a broad spectrum of other congenital and acquired pulmonary arterial abnormalities. Multiple imaging modalities are now available to evaluate these abnormalities of the pulmonary arteries. CT and MRI are the most commonly used cross-sectional imaging modalities that provide comprehensive information on several aspects of these abnormalities, including morphology, function, risk-stratification and therapy-monitoring. In this article, we review the role of state-of-the-art pulmonary arterial imaging in the evaluation of non-thromboembolic disorders of pulmonary artery.

Keywords: CT; MRI; Pulmonary; congenital; hypertension; nuclear medicine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computed Tomography Angiography*
  • Echocardiography
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography*
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Artery / physiopathology
  • Pulmonary Circulation
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed
  • Vascular Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Vascular Diseases / physiopathology
  • Vascular Malformations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Vascular Malformations / physiopathology