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Overview Brief

MR Venography left upper limb with contrast is an MR procedure that is performed by the doctors to see the damages in the upper limbs.

What is MR Venography left upper limb with contrast?

MR Venography left upper limb with contrast is a diagnostic procedure that makes use of magnetic waves to assess the veins of the left arm. MR Venography left upper limb with contrast employs a contrast material whose flow through the veins is captured by magnetic and radio waves and converted to images by a powerful computer. The test helps to detect any blood clots, inflammation or other disorder in the veins, and also assess the patient’s health before conducting surgery [1].

How is MR Venography left upper limb with contrast performed?

MR Venography left upper limb with contrast is conducted in the MRI room.

  • The patient lies on the hospital table and the contrast chemical is injected into the left arm.
  • Magnetic waves from the MRI unit track the flow of the chemical through the veins.
  • The images thus generated may be stored electronically or printed.
  • A dressing is applied to the site of the injection[2].

Side effects/risks of MR Venography left upper limb with contrast

MR Venography left upper limb with contrast, while safe, has certain possible side effects

  • Allergic reactions to the contrast chemical in the form of nausea and headaches
  • Effect of magnetic waves on foetuses

Preparations before performing MR Venography left upper limb with contrast

Taking suitable precautions will ensure that MR Venography left upper limb with contrast happens safely.

  • Radiologists must be informed of pregnancy well in advance.
  • Prior blood tests may be needed to determine any allergies.
  • Radiologists must be told about medical implants such as pacemakers and artificial limbs.

Post-care after MR Venography left upper limb with contrast

No special post-care is necessary after MR Venography left upper limb with contrast. The radiologist will process the results and share them with the patient.

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