How long can an aortic scan take?

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Stephen T. Kee, MD
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
To have aortic imaging performed takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Of this time, only about five minutes is spent doing the actual scanning. This is because of advances in modern technology. In some cases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are done instead of computed tomography (CT), depending on the particular disease with which you present.

MRI scanners take slightly longer than CT scanners, but again, your entire visit should be less than half an hour.

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