Has your doctor ordered an MR Angiography (MRA)? This non-invasive imaging test provides clear pictures of the blood vessels in the body.
MR Angiography (MRA) is an MRI scan that provides pictures of blood vessels inside the body. These tests are used to diagnose blockages, aneurysms, and narrowing of blood vessels. Unlike traditional angiograms, which require an arterial catheter to be placed, MR angiography is completely non-invasive. If you are receiving an IV Contrast MRA, you will be injected with a contrast solution to make images appear brighter on the screen.
MRI doesn’t use harmful radiation to create images. Instead, strong magnetic fields and radiofrequency waves (the same kind used in radio transmissions) are used to create images of the body. No harmful side effects have ever been reported from MRI.