What is the role of in the workup of vasculitis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Nadia Jennifer Chiara Luca, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Imaging is essential for evaluation of blood vessels and of end-organ damage. In particular, vascular imaging is often imperative for diagnosis and follow-up of the disease. Information regarding both luminal blood flow and vessel wall changes is important. Conventional angiography generally provides information about blood flow, clot formation, and collateral blood flow; whereas CT and/or magnetic resonance (MR) angiography provide visualization of vessel wall thickness and fragility, aneurysm formation, and overall disease activity.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!