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Would an MRI or mra of the brain show a blood clot forming, or stroke risk?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is not a useful test for looking at the caliber of the artery to assess for risk of stroke or forming a blood clot.
Ct angiography or cerebral angiography would be better tests for this problem.

In brief: No

It is not a useful test for looking at the caliber of the artery to assess for risk of stroke or forming a blood clot.
Ct angiography or cerebral angiography would be better tests for this problem.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Undiagnosed1, I know from your previous heart related questions that you're on a quest to find a screening test that will tell you your risk but as Dr. Armstrong points out, MRA and MRI won't do it. Even an angiogram won't predict your future - it will just tell you what's already there. Sorry. We all live with uncertainty. Doctors too!
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Sort of.

Mra will show problems with vessels.
Cta and ultrasound characterize plaque also. Check out stroke.Org to see list of risk factors.

In brief: Sort of.

Mra will show problems with vessels.
Cta and ultrasound characterize plaque also. Check out stroke.Org to see list of risk factors.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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