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In an MRI of liver can they see the aortic root ?

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Dr. Paul Garrett
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In brief: Do the right test

Yes, the aortic root can be seen in a few slices of a liver MRI, BUT liver MR should not be considered to be diagnostic for an aortic root problem.The aortic root is usually most easily and cheaply evaluated with echocardiography which is an ultrasound study.
You might get a kick out of the YouTube about how to do your own Liver MR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi2AMtRrt1I

In brief: Do the right test

Yes, the aortic root can be seen in a few slices of a liver MRI, BUT liver MR should not be considered to be diagnostic for an aortic root problem.The aortic root is usually most easily and cheaply evaluated with echocardiography which is an ultrasound study.
You might get a kick out of the YouTube about how to do your own Liver MR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi2AMtRrt1I
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