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Oakland Gardens, NY
A 26-year-old male asked:

How accurate is a cardiac mri and mra done using iv gadolinium? checking for asd vsd and any other hole in the heart?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Tests: The question is not as simple as you might think. We have multiple tests available, how good the test result is depends on the lab doing it, the equipment and many other factors. Your Doc should be quite familiar with the form of testing the Doc is comfortable with in your area. MRI/MRA is a good imaging technique in proficient hands. TEE and CT are also good techniques, discuss with your Doc
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Oakland Gardens, NY
A 26-year-old male asked:

Cardiac MRI/MRA/MR with IV gadolinium vs TEE echo to look for a vsd or asd, which test is more accurate? To look for a hole in the heart?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 43 years experience
Both: Both tests are very accurate to diagnose a ventricular septal defect or atrial septal defect. The MRI of the heart may be easier if you will on the patient not requiring anesthesia as some transesophageal Echo may require. And the MRI is therefore "non-invasive ". Your physician may prefer one over the other. Best to talk to your doctor. Good luck
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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