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Hypertension, atherosclerosis, Marfan syndrome, aortic aneurysms are few examples where aortic stiffness is thought to increase and can eventually lead to mortality if not diagnosed and treated early. Therefore, Aortic MRE can be used diagnose these diseases. An example of Aortic MRE in an abdominal aortic aneurysm patient is shown below.

 

Aortic MRE

   
 

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Magnitude Wave Image Stiffness Map  

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm