U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Brookfield, WI
A 27-year-old male asked:

Are magnetic resonance angiogram and venogram usually performed with the posterior view or anterior? does it depend on symptoms and site of symptoms?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Cross sections of: body which are reconstructed in software to show any of multiple views, depending on machine, software, technician & radiologist chosen protocols. Symptoms & site of symptoms are not a driving factor in how the scan is performed. These issues are dictated by body anatomy & the construction of the scanning hardware.
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 42 years experience
So, it does not matter which direction you are in because the system constructs a 3-d view
Nov 26, 2014
Last updated Nov 30, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.