A member asked:

How sensitive is a cardiac mra scan in comparison to an angiogram in a slightly over weight 22 year old female with chest pain?

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Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Cardiac MRA is valuable for cardiac chambers, volumes, and shunts but for visualizing the coronary arteries, the test you want is a cardiac CT angiogram which has better temporal resolution. Understand: unless you have diabetes or use cocaine, the incidence of coronary disease in a 22 yo female is

Answered Jul 24, 2014



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