Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) of blood vessels
Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
Figure 1 and Figure 2 show MRAs of the normal smooth appearance of the
large blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart.
Figure 3 shows an
MRA of a narrowed and abnormal aorta from the buildup of calcium and fat (cholesterol)
in the inner lining of the artery, often called "hardening of the arteries"
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerGeorge Philippides, MD - Cardiology Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & George Philippides, MD - Cardiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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