Explanation of the Exam
MRA is an MR scan that images the blood vessels. This scan is usually done with the injection of a contrast agent. It is usually performed to find aneurysms, arteriosclerosis, and/or abnormal narrowing in blood vessels.
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Instructions will be given at the time of scheduling the exam. Leave jewelry, coins, hairpins, pagers, cellular phones, watches, credit cards or any other objects that might be affected by the powerful magnet at home or give these objects to the MRI staff for safekeeping during the exam. Please inform the staff if you have a pacemaker, prosthesis, surgical clips, metal implants, tattoos, body piercing or any other internal metal objects. Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of PREGNANCY at the time of scheduling your appointment.