A 24-year-old male asked:
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vertebral artery compression. can i have an mra scan with my head turned right which is what causes my symptoms??

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Dr. Christopher Marquart
39 years experience Neurosurgery
MRI positional : Yes. If the radiologist works with the MRI tech sets up the scan of your neck but many radiologists can look at the standard MRI images and determine the area of question compressing the artery if they know to look for it make sure they have a good history before they read the study
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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