MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
An MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography) exam uses a large magnet to create images of arteries and veins without radiation or X-Rays. Some MRA exams will require the use of contrast to make the arteries and veins appear more visible. An MRA exam typically takes 45 minutes. The images will be interpreted by a specially trained radiologist who can identify and diagnose diseases of the arteries and veins.
Common Uses for MRA
An MRA exam is commonly used to evaluate the blood vessels in the brain, neck, heart, lungs, abdomen, pelvis, kidneys, and legs. This exam can be used to diagnose and treat vascular diseases including Peripheral Arterial Disease in the legs, Atherosclerosis of the carotid arteries in the neck, Venous Congestion in the pelvis, and Aneurysms in the brain.
Doctor Referral Required