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MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast is a scanning procedure that is used to detect problems in the blood vessels of the patient. 

What is an MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast?

The MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast is performed to study the patient’s arteries in the left lower limb by administering a contracts dye intravenously to visualize the images more clearly. The contrast used is usually made out of gadolinium. MRA is usually recommended to evaluate for stenosis (abnormal narrowing), occlusions (clots), aneurysms (dilations of the arteries that could cause ruptures) or other abnormalities pertaining to the arteries.

How is an MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast performed?

The MRA procedure usually lasts from about 30 minutes to an hour, but could sometimes last longer.

  • All metallic items must be removed from the patient’s body including jewelry, implants and even some kinds of tattoos.
  • The patient is most often required to wear a gown.
  • The patient is made to lie face-up on a moving table that moves into the MRI Scanner. The entire body or the left lower limb will be inside the scanner.

Side effects/ risks of an MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast

The MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast is non-invasive and hence does not produce any ionizing radiation.

  • Anti-anxiety the medication is provided to claustrophobic patients prior to the procedure.
  • The gadolinium dye is less likely to cause an allergic reaction as compared to iodine which is used in the CT Scan.

Preparation before performing an MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast

The MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast requires minimal preparation:

  • Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or have any health complications- diabetes, allergies etc.
  • No metal is permitted inside the MRI Room including cell phones, body piercings, cochlear implants, wigs or dental work.

Post-care after an MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast

The MRI Angio Left Lower Limb With Contrast does not cause any symptoms that require recovery. Consult a doctor on mfine to find if you need to take the MRI Angio Left Limb with Contrast.

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