A 38-year-old female asked:
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can widening of blood vessels be seen or noticed on an xray of the back?

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Dr. Mohammed Quraishi
19 years experience Radiology
Sometimes: Usually not in a young person. However, the older one gets, more calcium buildup along the arteries can sometimes be seen in x-rays which can hint that the arteries may be "widening". This would need to be confirmed with an ultrasound, ct scan, or MRI depending on the situation.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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