MR Angiography Neck (MRA Neck) allows the doctor to look inside the blood vessels of the neck to distinguish between normal healthy tissue and diseased tissue.
What is MR Angiography Neck?
MR Angiography Neck is a test in which radio waves, a magnetic field, and a computer are used to create detailed images of the neck area. The images are then examined by the doctor for diagnosis and to recommend a course of treatment.
How is MR Angiography Neck performed?
MR Angiography Neck is performed in the following way:
- The patient is positioned on the scanning table head first with their arms by either side.
- Coils, which are special devices, to improve image quality, may be placed on or around the neck area.
- The patient is then slid into the magnetic area.
- A dye may be used to capture better images.
Side Effects/Risks of MR Angiography Neck
The risks of MR Angiography Neck can include the following:
- The dye may cause some discomfort due to the insertion of the IV dye.
- The patient can be harmed by metal objects on their person or metal implants in the body.
- People with kidney problems may have an allergic reaction to the dye, affecting tissues of the entire body including the skin, lungs, joints, and liver.
Preparation before performing MR Angiography Neck
There are no special dietary preparations necessary before going for MR Angiography Neck. Patients should, however,
- Change into a hospital gown.
- Inform the doctor about any metal accessories on the body or metal implants in the body before the scanning process begins.
Post-care after MR Angiography Neck
No post-care is necessary after performing MR Angiography Neck.
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