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Eden Prairie, MN
A 69-year-old male asked:

Echo followed by mri showed dilated asc. aorta. 6 month f/u hadno sig. change. mri f/u 1 yr later had no dilation. how could it return to normal?

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Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Technical: Measurement of the aorta by MRI is technical and can vary by few millimeters depending on the level of the cut and angulation in which it is measured . So if the measurement initially obtained is in the borderline limits of normal ,it may cross the border of being abnormal the next time and vice versa even if there has been no absolute change in the size of the aorta.
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