Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA) of Vessels
Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.
Figure 1 and Figure 2 show the normal smooth appearance of the large blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart.
Figure 3 shows 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" (atherosclerosis).
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