Imaging is the key to diagnosis in aortic aneurysm patients. Nimesh Desai, MD, and Joseph Bavaria, MD, review the imaging technologies available at the Penn Aorta Center and how Penn Medicine is working to improve imaging modalities for the future.
imaging is the key to diagnosis and aortic aneurysm patients. And that imaging starts off typically within even with a scan or something that's done for a completely different reason. Today we use multi modality imaging to better understand um what is happening to people's aortas whether or not they're growing over time or changing in a way that would make them more dangerous or or require us to consider intervention with the a team of imaging specialists we have here at the Pen aorta center. We have the ability to look at aortas moving in real time and we can actually even image the stress that's on the wall of the aorta to try and understand if there are reasons why that person might be at a unique risk or need further evaluation in the future. Which is where we're going with some of our research work is to actually take the imaging. Be able to do three D reconstructions with it and actually design the procedures actually before we even start we basically simulate the operation that we're going to do beforehand and then be able to tell exactly what we're gonna do. So we can pick out exactly what size graphs. What how are how repair might do based on certain parameters but it's all done beforehand. It's not done in the operating room. Much better preparation prior to surgery. Less operative time. More precision. Okay