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Which test is more accurate in measuring proximal abdominal aorta size in men: ultrasound or mri/mra? Is ap more accurate than tranverse measurement?

Which test is more accurate in measuring proximal abdominal aorta size in men: ultrasound or mri/mra? Is ap more accurate than tranverse measurement?

Ultrasound: Is the preferred method for screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm as it is less expensive and involves no ionizing radiation. If aortic enlargement is seen, cta is usually chosen to determine most accurately degree of aortic enlargement, extent of aneurysm, and involvement of aortic branches. ...Read more

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Confused.Ar my request my gastro ordeted abdominal mra.Ct was normal.Order changed by radoologist to do abdominal MRI instead of mra.Scared as to why.

Confused.Ar my request my gastro ordeted abdominal mra.Ct was normal.Order changed by radoologist to do abdominal MRI instead of mra.Scared as to why.

Abdominal MRA: Either the radiologist called your GI doctor and then changed the order, or they are acting inappropriately. Mra stands for “magnetic resonance angiography”. Mra of the abdomen is a quick and accurate noninvasive test to look at the arteries in your abdomen. If there is a risk that your symptoms are due to arterial issues this is the test that should be done. ...Read more

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Does an mri/mra with contrast damage the kidneys?

Does an mri/mra with contrast damage the kidneys?

Safe test: See radiologyinfo.Org. If you have kidney disease you are at risk for reaction. They will check your labs. ...Read more

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What does " mild cardia megally is noted." means in otherwise a normal "mra chest w/wo contrast"report, in a male adult who exercise aerobically a lot?

What does " mild cardia megally is noted." means in otherwise a normal "mra chest w/wo contrast"report, in a male adult who exercise aerobically a lot?

Increased size: Cardiomegaly refers to increased heart size, so the report is saying that your heart is mildly increased in size, which may not mean anything bad at all. Your physician will need to assess your overall clinical findings to decide whether that one finding is of any concern. ...Read more

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Is an open mri/mra with contrast as good as a closed one?

Is an open mri/mra with contrast as good as a closed one?

No: Open MRI machines are limited in the strength of the field they can attain (0.25-0.75 tesla). The image resolution ("quality") is dependent on the strength of the field. Closed units can go up to 3 tesla (actually more, but not common in most hospitals) and give much better images. The better the image, the more accurate the findings. ...Read more

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Prone to allergic reactions to meds. Having an mra w/contrast soon. Never had bad reaction from MRI contrasts before, but more allergies now. Concern?

Prone to allergic reactions to meds. Having an mra w/contrast soon. Never had bad reaction from MRI contrasts before, but more allergies now. Concern?

Gadolinium contrast: Allergy is very rare: according to this, http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/releases/92774.Php there were 54 reactions to over 78000 injections reported, almost all mild. ...Read more

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I was wondering is gadolinium contrast necessary for a brain mra?

I was wondering is gadolinium contrast necessary for a brain mra?

Usually it: Improves diagnostic accuracy and has fewer "allergies" than iodinated contrast. If i were getting a head mr, i'd for sure take it. ...Read more