Do you need an MRA scan? Here’s what you should know about the procedure.
What Is an MRA (MR Angiography) Scan?
Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) scans provide incredibly detailed images of the body’s blood vessels — MRAs are a form of MRIs.
Using magnetic field and radio wave energy pulses, the MRA provides information that x-rays, CT scans or ultrasounds can’t always obtain. MRA exams are most often used on your neck, legs, kidneys and brain to gather information about the condition of the blood vessel walls and blood flow. They also can be used to search for aneurysms, calcium deposits and clots within the blood vessels. Sometimes, a contrast dye is used to provide better definition of the blood vessels in the scan’s images.
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