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Doctor suspects avm or narrowing of vessels in brain from mri. Have upcoming angiogram. Can they be wrong. Im told this is strictly for exploration. ?
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Possibly
Mris are good screening tests for the avm. The final test is the angiogram.
That is because this is a dynamic test, meaning that one can see the flow of the blood in the vessels. This will help with defining the anatomy of the vessels in the abnormality. As to whether an MRI may be wrong in diagnosing an avm, that is possible if the findings on the MRI are not clear.

In brief: Possibly
Mris are good screening tests for the avm. The final test is the angiogram.
That is because this is a dynamic test, meaning that one can see the flow of the blood in the vessels. This will help with defining the anatomy of the vessels in the abnormality. As to whether an MRI may be wrong in diagnosing an avm, that is possible if the findings on the MRI are not clear.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: MRI can have
False positive findings.
Angiogram good idea. See radiologyinfo.Org to see about the agram.

In brief: MRI can have
False positive findings.
Angiogram good idea. See radiologyinfo.Org to see about the agram.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Paul Diamond
Family Medicine
In brief: Probably correct
Probably correct to do further studies for brain MRI findings.
It is for evaluation (not "exploration"), and if there is a problem it may be addressed pro-actively if you agree with their recommendations.

In brief: Probably correct
Probably correct to do further studies for brain MRI findings.
It is for evaluation (not "exploration"), and if there is a problem it may be addressed pro-actively if you agree with their recommendations.
Dr. Paul Diamond
Dr. Paul Diamond
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