# How can I align equations numbering vertically when using \includegraphics instead of typesetting the equation?

Here is the output I get when I use \includegraphics to import a figure in an equation environment:

But I want the output to be like this (edited photo):

My MWE:

\documentclass[]{IEEEtran}

\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{document}

$$\includegraphics[width=0.8\columnwidth]{my_figure.png}$$

\end{document}


Replace graphicx with its extension adjustbox, and use this code:
\adjincludegraphics[width=0.8\columnwidth, valign = c]{my_figure.png}