A 25-year-old female asked:
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can tear in vertebral and carotid arteries ever be seen on a cervical mri? or does it have to be mra or mrv?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arterial wall: To see detail in an arterial wall you need to have an arteriographic study. A regular MRI would not likely show this.
Answered on Oct 22, 2016
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Cervical MRI: would not be adequate, further studies would be necessary even if the cervical MRI by chance happened to demonstrate a possible abnormality like a dissection or vascular injury
Answered on Oct 23, 2016

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Not at all: Not unusual to have asymmetric size of vertebral arteries, and this is merely an anatomic variant, having NOTHING TO DO with your migraines.

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