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Fig 1.
Assessment of aortic calcifications segmentally from lateral lumbar spine radiographs. Scoring is as follows:

L1 - 0 for aortic calcifications (both posterior and anterior)

L2 - 2 for calcification in the posterior wall, 1 for anterior wall

L3 - 3 for calcifications

L4 - for calcifications [Modified from Kauppila et al. 1997]



 
  Fig 2.
Natural progression of aortic calcification in an individual [ID 1381]: score = 2 in 1967


 

  Fig 3.
Natural progression of aortic calcification in an individual [ID 1381]: Score = 22 in 1992 (25 years after Fig 2)


 
   


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