A Comprehensive Research Schema for the Characterization of Aortic Aneurysms

Hossam Alslaim, Sreeja Sanampudi, Driss Raissi, Weibo Fu, Amanda Y. Behr, Mohamed Issa, Mary B. Sheppard, Neal L. Weintraub, Michael Alan Winkler

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A robust, accurate, and standardized approach to measurement of the aorta is critical to improve the predictive accuracy of these aortic measurements, and to investigate other aortic imaging biomarkers. Developing a comprehensive and generic schema for characterization of the aorta to enable investigators to standardize data that are collected across all aorta research. A systematic review of the literature was conducted to identify and assess schemata of aortic measurement and description. The schemata were reported and discussed to guide the synthesis of a comprehensive schema. We propose the International College of Angiology Aortic Research Schema as a comprehensive design that fills the gaps left behind by previously reported schemata. It is intended to be applicable for all clinically relevant purposes, including endograft development for aneurysm repair and for the accurate characterization of the aortic anatomy. This schema divides the aorta into 14 segments and 2 sections (thoracic and abdominal aortas). The segmentation proposed can be used in addition to specific measurements taken for any aneurysm including the neck, and maximal and minimal diameters of the aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-42
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Angiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2023


  • abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • aortic dissection
  • endovascular repair
  • hyopgastric aneurysm
  • repair
  • thoracoabdominal aortic aneursym
  • vessel repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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