Some patients might feel uncomfortable or anxious about having an MRA, but the scan is painless. Our technologists will explain in great detail what to expect and how to prepare. This helps the time spent with us to go very smoothly and eliminates any concerns a patient may have about having an MRI or an MRA.
MRA is a non-invasive procedure to examine vascular anatomy. MRA technology looks at blood vessels and blood flow. It can detect heart disorders, stroke, and blood vessel diseases. It is a desirable and accepted method for patients suspected of having vascular disease of the main arteries, including the carotid arteries in the neck, the aorta in the chest and abdomen and the vessels supplying blood to the arms and legs.