5 doctors weighed in:

Doctor suspects a avm or narrowing of vessels from mri. When I have an angiogram can they be wrong? The angiogram is for exploration.

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

An MRI is a screening tool that can detect an avm. The cerebral angiogram provides a more detailed view of the vessels in the brain.
It is true that there are suspicious areas seen on the MRI which are not true avm vessels. Conversely, there may be areas that may not be interpreted as avm, but become apparent on the angiogram.

In brief: Yes

An MRI is a screening tool that can detect an avm. The cerebral angiogram provides a more detailed view of the vessels in the brain.
It is true that there are suspicious areas seen on the MRI which are not true avm vessels. Conversely, there may be areas that may not be interpreted as avm, but become apparent on the angiogram.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Thank
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice

In brief: Perhaps

The angiogram will be the gold standard to determine if you have an avm. It is better at visualizing this condition than the mri.

In brief: Perhaps

The angiogram will be the gold standard to determine if you have an avm. It is better at visualizing this condition than the mri.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors