What is Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)?
Magnetic Resonance Angiography is a simple procedure done in the MRI
room. A magnet and special computer produce pictures of blood vessels in
How Is The Procedure Performed?
You will lie within a magnetic field. There is no radiation used. You
must lie very still on their back for about 30 minutes. Most MRA exams
require the injection of a MRI contrast agent through an IV in the arm.
Following the exam patients can resume all their normal activities.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare?
There is no prep for MRA exams.
The MRI Technologist will ask you questions regarding your past medical
history and previous surgeries.
What Do I Wear?
You may wear comfortable clothing without metal. Hospital gowns can be
How will I get the results?
A radiologist will review the test and prepare a report to be sent to
your doctor. It may take several days to receive this report from your