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Carotid Artery Doesn't Show In The Mri
My mri shows hypolastic right vertibal artery and mild irreularity along the bilaeral segment of internal carotid artery?
Low value finding.: Why? 2 reasons: 1. Spacial resolution of MRI (even more so than CT) is very low compared to the complexity of the anatomic structures named & 2. Arteries are not being visualized, only a contrast agent within the blood inside the artery. Get & study the image data yourself; compare with Netter anatomy illustrations. Irregularity is c/w artery Ds. Good quality echo of carotid walls far better. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Outside peripheral vision loss w/pain lt. Eye. 2 MRI'S, 1 yrs apart, show twisted optic nerve pressing on carotid artery in rt. Eye. Emergency?
Should I pay to do an mri of my neck? I feel my lymphnodes as very small bumps/knots around carotid arteries. But maybe they are normal lymphnodes? TU
Not necessarily: It would be easier and cheaper to see a surgeon experienced in evaluating neck masses. He or she may be able to tell you that you don't need anything right now. ...Read more
Can tear in vertebral and carotid arteries ever be seen on a cervical MRI? Or does it HAVE to be MRA or MRV?
MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side there's robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?
The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint.
Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more
Will undergo an MRI of the aorta. Will the doc c all of the aorta from iliac to the carotid arteries? And will they c aneurysms of carotid arteris?
Maybe: Depends on the technique they employ. It is certainly entirely possible to accurately see the carotids if they include it in the field of view. ...Read more
Which is the most accurate test to measure stenosis of the Carotid Arteries expressed in percentage or grading, CT, MRI, CTA or Ultrsound?
Occasional strong throbbing carotid arteries. Past basic neuroexam says im fine. I feel faint during, just anxiety? Head mri, eeg, echo scheduled to ease me
You are afraid: You may have good reason or not, but I think your doctors can help you understand your conditions or lack of disease better. Ask them for information that is clear to you and also for a referral to a therapist to help you manage your disease anxiety. Understanding = help. If possible, avoid meds that will have side effects as they may just add to your worries. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can L-carotid artery hypoplasia cause temporary R-eye blindness? CTA, CT, MRI show only L-side abnormalities and a 3mm aneurysm
Transient vision: Given provided information it is unlikely; the specific etiology however needs delineation so pleased to follow through with your ordering physicians until the mechanism is uncovered. ...Read more
I had parotid surgeries 25 & 20 years ago. I recently experienced TIA. Tests show left carotid artery 30% blocked & right carotid artery 70%.?
Focus on carotids: Likely the carotid blockages are due to longstanding deposits of cholesterol and plaques along the inside of the arteries. Coukd be due to high cholesterol or genetics. This is likely what's causing your TIAs as these arteries are the main source if blood into the brain. The lack of blood to the brain can cause TIAs and eventually full strokes. Discuss your options with your doc for treatment ...Read more
My doctor is sending me for a scan of my carotid artery he says this is just the normal procedure at my age which is 68. What will this test show and why is it given?
Trends: Non-invasive screening for peripheral vascular disease, and extra cranial stenosis, is becoming common, and may well be routine, as part of health maintenance and prevention. These studies are non-invasive, and conducted utilizing ultra-sound techniques. If a block of carotid is noted, this can be handled often by medication, and less often by a fairly safe surgery, to prevent a stroke. ...Read more
Depends on degree:
An mra can show a area of mild to severe narrowing. Usually this means that there is focal atherosclerosis of the vessel.
The consequence of the narrowing depends on how narrow the vessel is, where the vessel is, and if there are alternative routes for blood to use to reach the area of the brain affected by the narrowed blood vessel. ...Read more
Would an echocardiogram and stress test show if there was a blockage or problem in the carotid arteries?
How can a dopplar test and mra on a carotid artery show different results dopplar-no blockage mra-severe stenosis happened to my husband now cta next?
Yes: Cta is a good test to evaluate the vessels of the neck and brain. You can have blockages in the vessels inside your head. ...Read more
Brain MRI says satisfactory intraluminal signal is noted in distal carotid vertebral and basilar arteries. Unremarkable brain MRA. What does this mean?
Normal vessels.: Means normal vessels.Get a more detailed answer ›
Noticed a pulsating lump in neck, feels like it is directly to the side of carotid artery. Aneurysm or not likely? Clean cervical MRI 6 months ago.
First was thot to be bells palsy, had MRI, brain & sonogram, carotid artery, vascular, but swelling more chin & down neck very painful, numbness also?
Question unclear: If you are in the process of undergoing a detailed evaluation your doctors have far more data than you can provide here. Herpes of the geniculate ganglion, Lyme disease, sarcoidosis and other entities must be considered, but HealthTap is not the place for individual diagnoses to be made. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
No.: Depending on the reasons your mom has been recommended for a carotid stent, generally i'd say she shouldn't have one. For most experts on carotid artery disease the reasons to suggest carotid stenting are few. Unless she has had neck surgery or radiation in the past, i'd guess she doesn't really need one. Discuss further with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Lump on the right side of my neck for a year next to the carotid artery. It doesn't hurt and I can move it around but it will pop back into place?
Be seen: It could be many things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
Definately: Amarosis fugax, or "fleeting blindness" is described as a curtain coming down over your eye -- this is a classic presentation of carotid artery disease. You should see your doctor right away. ...Read more
Arteries to head: The carotid arteries start in the chest and progress up the sides of the neck. About mid neck they split and one branch supplies blood to the face the, the other continues without branches into the skull and supplies blood to the brain. ...Read more
CEA: The gold standard for carotid stenosis is carotid endarterectomy. ...Read more
Variable: Can be many results including: nothing, blood accumulation in the neck, ecchymosis (black and blue mark), hematoma (firm mass of blood), or, in the worse case, a stroke. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
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