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Normal Anatomy

MRI is able to obtain images in the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes. However, MRI is also able to image in other planes that are angulated specific to the heart. They are the vertical long axis, horizontal long axis (four chamber), short axis, and three chamber views.

Below are a series of images in the axial plane. Mouse over each figure to display labels.

E = Esophagus, BA = Brachiocephalic Artery, LBV = Left Brachiocephalic Artery, LCC = Left Common Carotid Artery, LS = Left Subclavian Artery, RBV = Right Brachiocephalic Vein, T = Trachea

AAR = Aortic Arch, E = Esophagus, SVC = Superior Vena Cava, T = Trachea

AA = Ascending Aorta, DA = Descending Aorta, LMB = Left Mainstem Bronchus, LPA = Left Pulmonary Artery, MPA = Main Pulmonary Artery, RMB = Right Mainstem Bronchus, SVC = Superior Vena Cava

AA = Ascending Aorta, DA = Descending Aorta, MPA = Main Pulmonary Artery, RPA = Right Pulmonary Artery, SVC = Superior Vena Cava

AA = Ascending Aorta, DA = Descending Aorta, LA = Left Atrium, RA = Right Atrium, RVOT = Right Ventricular Outflow Tract

DA = Descending Aorta, LA = Left Atrium, LV = Left Ventricle, RA = Right Atrium, RV = Right Ventricle

DA = Descending Aorta, IVC = Inferior Vena Cava, LA = Left Atrium, RA = Right Atrium, RV = Right Ventricle

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