Artifact in SE phase images can mimic aortic dissection.

Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI

PubMedID: 8956148

den Boer JA, Rozeboom AR. Artifact in SE phase images can mimic aortic dissection. J Magn Reson Imaging. 1997;6(6):964-5.
Phase images of cardiac-triggered thoracic spin-echo scans can present an artifactual border-like feature across the aorta. This may be misinterpreted as a dissection. The artifact results from helical flow in the aorta; cause and appearance of the artifact are discussed.