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Mra Carotid And Or Vertebral With And Without Contrast
MRA scan showed right vertebral artery much smaller than left. Is this a problem? I get a lot of migraines and pain in right carotid and vertebral art
Not at all: Not unusual to have asymmetric size of vertebral arteries, and this is merely an anatomic variant, having NOTHING TO DO with your migraines. ...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?
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 ›
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?
Nothing is 100: % diagnostic: why do you ask?Get a more detailed answer ›
Meaning on mra repor? Patient does have an anatomic variation with a persistent basilar/carotid communication on the left which is stable in apperance
Blood vessel variant: In which the basilar artery is also supplied by the carotid artery in addition to the vertebral. ...Read more
Doppler Ultrasound: Ultrasound has proven to be cost-effective and quite accurate in determining the degree of narrowing in the carotid artery. Many vascular surgeons, including myself, solely rely on it to decide whether someone needs an operation. Mra is not so good and over-estimates the actual degree of narrowing. I would not rely on its findings to decide on operating. As mentioned a cta is much better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CTA and: conventional angiography are best for carotid artery stenosis imaging. Ultrasound or Doppler is a great screening test and typically is performed first. MRA often overestimates carotid stenosis due to turbulent flow in areas of narrowing. MRA best for carotid dissection and for patients that cannot receive X ray contrast. CTA is used more often due to invasive nature of conventional angiography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer