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A 17-year-old male asked:

does a typical mri/mra with contrast on the brain cover the entire head/neck area or does it just get the brain?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on the order: A usual mri/mra is intended to examine the brain, however, depending on the instruction of the ordering physician, other parts of the body, including neck may be imaged.
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Gregg L. Friedman MD Psychiatrist, agrees
Dec 25, 2012
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 37 years experience
Brain: Brain.
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Probably just brain: Unless there was a question of carotid abnormality or some other symptom in the cervical region it is likely that your exam will cover the head only and only the uppermost portion of the cervical spine.

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