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Mra Abdomen With And Without Contrast
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
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
A few months ago, I started feeling off balance, dizzy almost. Had an MRI without contrast & mra done, found I had a small lesion, is this the cause?
Vl carotid bilat post TIA found:l internal carotid stenosis 50-79% by velocity. F/u with neck contrast mra, shows nothing normal study! how can it be?
It depends: what they are looking for. Some MRAs can be performed adequately without contrast. ...Read more
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
Ive had an MRA 'TOF' without contrast dye of the brain done recently. Will this pick up and potential unruptured aneurysms?
Is a 3.0 tesla mra better test than 1.5 tesla mra with and without contrast in detecting and diagnosing 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm(s)?
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Do most joint mra's include steroid shots as well (since they are already injecting contrast in the joint)? I know a lot depends on dr order.
If a person had a normal with and without contrast 1.5 tesla mra, should he do 3.0 tesla mra to be sur that 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm was not mised?
Not necessarily: MRA's ability to detect a 1-2 mm aneurysm depends on contrast vs. TOF technique, number of phase-encoded steps, and acquisition parameters. Field strength is another factor, but the data are equivocal for studies of coiled cerebral aneurysms (limited for de novo detection). See your neurologist or neurosurgeon for further discussion. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00234-008-0413-7 ...Read more
Hi. Had MRa scan of neck done & was given IV contrast, during ..felt cold(usual) then neck felt weird , tight a bit. uncomfortable..was this anxiety or was I allergic to contrast? Should I see someone
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