A 57-year-old female asked:
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i recently had an mri on the brain due to headaches. would this also show the carotid arteries ?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No the MRI will not show the carotid arteries. It evaluates brain matter, not vasculature. MRA of head and neck will evaluate vasculature. US of the carotids is often done for evaluation.
Answered on May 18, 2019

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