Mapping the blood vessels of your body.
MR angiography (MRA) is a diagnostic test that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect major blood vessel disease and abnormality in nearly any organ or body part. MRA uses a strong magnetic field, radio frequency waves, and a computer to create images that radiologists use to diagnose problems. MRA does not use ionizing rays (X-rays), so it does not expose you to radiation. Contrast material may or may not be required for MRA, and when contrast is used it is administered intravenously.
MR angiography can detect many kinds of arterial disorders such as aneurysm, plaques, arteriovenous malformations, embolism, arterial narrowing, and other anatomic abnormalities.
Physicians also frequently order MRA in preparation for other exams or procedures to evaluate the blood supply to a specific body part, for example, in order to:
To schedule an MR angiogram, please call our scheduling team at (512) 453-6100 or toll free at (800) 998-8214. A provider referral is required to make an appointment.
A radiologist, a physician specifically trained to interpret radiological examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to the provider who referred you to ARA. The physician will then share the results with you. Your report will also be available on the patient portal within 3 business days.
If you are getting your MRI at ARA and want to know more,...
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