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what would an mr venography show that a brain mri does not?

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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 intracranial venous system, particularly in the evaluation of dural sinus thrombosis. Mri in conjunction with mrv is both sensitive and specific enough to provide the best noninvasive method of diagnosing cerebral venous thrombosis.
Answered on Sep 30, 2020
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Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Focuses on the veins: Though a brain MRI does see the veins inside the skull, an mr venogram sees the veins with greater detail.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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