Magnetic Resonance Angiograms
One type of diagnostic imaging we provide at Envision Radiology is MRA Scans (Magnetic Resonance Angiogram). MRA scans are obtained using the same kind of scanning machine as an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan. The machine combines radiofrequency waves with a strong magnetic field to generate images with incredible detail of your body’s blood vessels.
MRA scans are most often used to take a look at the vessels in your neck, kidneys, legs, and brain. Once the scans are obtained, the information they provide gives your doctor information about the health of your blood vessels and blood flow. These scans can be kept on film or a computer and are examined to find any abnormalities. Sometimes, a contrast dye is injected into the vein of your arm to make your blood vessels easier to see in the resulting images.