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does an mri show blood clots

A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
MRI?: Pulmonary emboli are uncommonly seen on MRI but are commonly detected with ct pulmonary angiogram. Most emboli resolve though sometimes there are chan ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Where?: Mri is not a good way to find clots in most places in the body. What is the concern?
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Extremely rare : The contrast is very unlikely to cause a blood clot. However, the venipucture used to administer the contrast could very slightly increase the risk of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Intra-operative blee: Having an elective arthroscopic procedure, one should not bee on Xarelto for about a week. Medically, one must check with prescribing physician to see ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends on question: Common misconception: MRI (or MRA) doesn't "see everything". ANY imaging test used to help confirm a diagnosis has limitations & doesn't establish ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bauer
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Not usually: Plain x-ray is not a usual modality to evaluate blood vessels. If by "widening" you mean dilatation or aneurysm, ultrasound is the most common diagno ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
No: a low hematocrit or hemoglobin on a cbc requires investigation, which can include internal bleeding as a cause. Multiple other causes as well: cancer, ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
No: It is not a useful test for looking at the caliber of the artery to assess for risk of stroke or forming a blood clot. Ct angiography or cerebral angi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: Blood that gets outside of a blood vessel (bleeding) will appear "bright" on a ct scan even if contrast is not administered.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: It requires a ct angiogram.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: They are not set up to look for those things.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
30 years experience Phlebology
Clot brain: MRA is good imaging technique for diagnosis of stroke. Best to be seen and evaluated by a neurologist if you suspect that someone has a stroke, whethe ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Usually CT alone will show brain aneurysm. MRI without contast is added if CT is negative but suspicion is high for aneurysm. Though MRA visualizes b ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
Vein Thrombosis : Brain mr angiogram (mra) and mr venography (mrv) are specifically designed to examine your blood vessels. Mrv is often used to examine the intracrania ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Absence: An ecg/ekg is not really a test of flow--unless you counted the rate and assumed a faster one meant more flow. It better assesses the electrical condu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: You need a ct angiogram.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Increasingly more neuroimaging data is becoming available illustrating brain white matter changes seen in alzheimer's disease.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
CBC: Your complete blood count measures the number and type of white blood cells, which are an important part of your immune system. If they are normal, yo ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Tell us more details: Where is the blood clot? Is it in the leg or in the lungs? The disease process of clots is called dvt. Most times DVT occurs without a clear cause. Bu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Orringer
19 years experience General Surgery
No: D-dimer is a blood marker that often tells us about blood clotting. An aneurysm is an area of turbulent flow of blood, or a ballooning of the vessel ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends on how obtai: To perform a CT pulmonary angiogram, you actually have to get scanned twice - once without dye, once with. A "regular" chest CT is only performed once ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Why do colonoscopy?: When there is evidence of a colon blockage colonoscopy has the advantage of being able to see the cause of the blockage and do biopsies. The location ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Think about it, Remy: Whatever would you do brain MRIs for if they didn't show "damage"? The difficulty here lies with your terminology. Brain "damage" is so vague as to be ... Read More

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