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Mra Liver With And Without Contrast
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
Is an open mra and mrv good enough to diagnose any abnormalities with the blood vessels even without contrast?
For the most part: Both mr angiography (mra) and mr venography (mrv) of the head are usually performed without contrast dye using a special technique that can "see" flowing blood without IV contrast. Open mri? Depends on the machine. Some newer MRI scanners have larger openings without being "open, " and these strike better balance between patient comfort and image quality. May still miss small vascular lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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