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Mra Brain Without Contrast
What does "no frank aneurysm formation is appreciated." on mri/mra brain without/with contrast report means? What does above word "frank" mean?
If brain mr/mra with/without contrast detects 2 mm pca infundibula, can it also detect 2 to 3 mm brain arterial aneurysm if there is one in same study
It should.: If the study has enough fine (spatial) resolution to see the infundibulum then it should be able to see an aneurysm. Should is the key word. There are many reasons on MRI that something may or may not be seen and the arteriogram (angiogram) is the real final diagnostic study. ...Read more
Ive had an MRA 'TOF' without contrast dye of the brain done recently. Will this pick up and potential unruptured aneurysms?
I'm getting an mri, mra, and mrv of my brain with contrast. Can i wear my contacts during the scan?
Yes: There is usually a screening form that you will need to complete, it asks if you have metal or metal fragments within your body, have a cochlear implant, heart valve or aneurysm clip, or if you are claustraphobic. The form wants to provide information on objects that could be adversely affected by a strong magnet. ...Read more
Does a typical MRI and mra with contrast on the brain cover the entire head & neck area or does it just get the brain?
Probably just brain: Unless there was a question of carotid abnormality or some other symptom in the cervical region it is likely that your exam will cover the head only and only the uppermost portion of the cervical spine. ...Read more
Is mra with IV (gadolinium) contrast more accurate in detecting or ruling in or out brain aneurysm than just plain mra without any IV contrast or same
My MRI & MRA scan of brain w/contrast show several areas have very small,round, bright, lighter spots? Is this normal and what causes this? Thank You.
Radiologist: In these situations I feel the best practice is for your primary care physician or neurologist to review the images with the radiologist who interpreted the studies and then discuss their findings and suggestions for any further investigation or referral to other specialists with you. If you're still not satisfied with their explanation, bring the films to another radiologist for a second opinion ...Read more
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