What is MR Angiography Brain?
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is one of the new innovations in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Whereas MRI is used to image various parts of the body-bones and joints, soft tissues, muscles, internal organs; MRA is specifically diagnose diseases of arteries and veins. It is used to examine blood vessels in key areas of the body like neck, brain, chest, heart, legs and feet. This technique uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to evaluate blood vessels and help identify abnormalities. MR angiography is generally safe. It does not use any radiation.
Preparation for MR Angiography Brain
- At the time of the MRI you might be asked to remove any metallic coins, jewelry, metal wrist watches, metallic keys, dentures or hearing aids as the MRI uses strong magnetic fields
- Pregnant women should inform their doctor about their pregnancy before going for MRI
- Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.
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