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Magnetic Resonance Angiography (Overview)

The most simple description is: an MRI study that has been adjusted to specifically look at the anatomy associated with or involving the major blood vessels of the body. This usually involves a contrast agent (dye) that is injected during the study and a very specific protocol for the MRI (program). It gives the radiologist a lot more information regarding the blood vessels than a regular mri.


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What is the definition or description of: magnetic resonance angiography?

What is the definition or description of: magnetic resonance angiography?

Blood vessel imaging: The most simple description is: an MRI study that has been adjusted to specifically look at the anatomy associated with or involving the major blood vessels of the body. This usually involves a contrast agent (dye) that is injected during the study and a very specific protocol for the MRI (program). It gives the radiologist a lot more information regarding the blood vessels than a regular mri. ...Read more

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (Overview)

The most simple description is: an MRI study that has been adjusted to specifically look at the anatomy associated with or involving the major blood vessels of the body. This usually involves a contrast agent (dye) that is injected during the study and a very specific protocol for the MRI (program). It gives the radiologist a lot more information regarding the blood vessels than a regular mri.


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Can my regular doctor do the magnetic resonance angiography in his clinic?

Can my regular doctor do the magnetic resonance angiography in his clinic?

Probably not: Unless your regular doc is also trained in radiologic angiography, (s)he will refer the study to a radiologist trained in MRI angiography. ...Read more

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What is a magnetic resonance venogram used for?

What is a magnetic resonance venogram used for?

Evaluates veins: Good way of evaluating veins from head to legs. See radiologyinfo.Org for more details. ...Read more

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What is nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy?

What is nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy?

MRS or MRI: MRI is magnetic resonance imaging a type of medical imaging MRS is MR spectroscopy a rarer medical type of exam based on the science behind MRIs in part aimed at either parts of the brain or perhaps skeletal muscle to evaluate metabolism at times....both would be done in an MRI facility. when developed the nuclear part of both was dropped so as to not scare people about it.... ...Read more

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Mri(magnetic resonance imaging) used to be called nmr. Was the change political?

Mri(magnetic resonance imaging) used to be called nmr. Was the change political?

Yes: College of radiology was afraid the word nuclear in NMR would scare people away. Know what else MRI stands for? ...Read more

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Is magnetic resonance venography without contrast as accurate as mrv w/ contrast? Is mrv good accurate for distal clots?

MRV advantages: "Contrast media-enhanced MRV, however, is more reproducible and less susceptible to artifacts." "...MRV to have both high sensitivity (range, 87.5%–94.5%; pooled sensitivity, 92%) and specificity (range, 92.6%–96.5%; pooled sensitivity, 95%)" http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=47686 Advantages: deep calf, abdominal, and pelvic vein imaging. can show source of compression ie. source. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging?

No: There is no pain involved. You just need to lie still for approximately one hour. ...Read more

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What is magnetic resonance imaging (mri)

What is magnetic resonance imaging (mri)

Nice pictres...: A very hi-tech, no radiation way of taking pictures of our bodies to aid doctors in helping pinpoint what is going on in a particular area of our body. ...Read more

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Angiography (Definition)

It is an imaging technique to determine the ...Read more