Cool pictures

February 20, 2007

My doctors at Stanford have graciously endured my pestering and provided copies of many of the echo and CT images taken over the last few years.

This enhanced CT image puts you inside the aorta, looking down at the aortic valve. You can clearly see the three valve leaflets, currently closed. By measuring across the width of the aorta at this point, my doctors have estimated my aortic root to be approximately 4.9cm at the widest point. This is significantly wider (by 1.5cm or more) than what’s expected.

Enhanced CT of aortic valve

The incredible 3D CT image below shows the heart, the curved aortic arch, and the dilated aortic root (bulge at center).

3D CT image of heart

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