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MRI for compression fractures in the thoracic area showed ascending abdominal aneurysm. Advised CT cardio. What is it?

I had an MRI two days ago to see how much damage had been done due to two compression fractures in the thoracic area of my back. When a doctor looked at the MRI he immediately called my primary doctor to say he saw an ascending abdominal aneurysm . The are calling for something called a CT cardio something. What is that? Also, last summer I had a procedure to check for just such a condition and was told I was fine. Thank you, Donna Anllo
Asked On : Tue, 24 Apr 2012
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An aortic aneurysm is a condition that can be diagnosed only on investigations like MRI.
A CT cardio is used to identify the extent of calcification in the major arteries and the cardiac blood supply. It is a good diagnostic tool for atherosclerosis.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 25 Apr 2012
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