Cardiac MRI > Anatomy > Aortic View

Aortic View

The Aortic view ("Candy Cane" view) shows the aorta along its entire thoracic course along with some of its branches off the aortic arch. An axial image is selected and a plane is chosen that bisects both the ascending and descending aorta.

Mouse over the aortic view image to display labels.


The red line in the figure on the left represents the plane through which the aortic image on the right is obtained.

AA = Ascending Aorta, AAR = Aortic Arch, BA = Brachiocephalic Artery, DA = Descending Aorta, LA = Left Atrium, LCC = Left Common Carotid, RV = Right Ventricle

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