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Do you need to undergo an MRI Angio Left Lower Limb? Read this article to know everything about it.

What is MRI Angio Left Lower Limb?

MRI Angio Left Lower Limb is a diagnostic procedure in which a radio-contrast material is used to generate images of the vascular system of the leg and identify any illnesses [1].

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. In MRI Angio Left Lower Limb, a contrast dye is injected into the left leg and magnetic and radio waves are used to generate images of the arteries and veins in the leg. The procedure is useful for detecting deep vein thrombosis, embolisms, abnormal fat deposits and any deformities in the arteries or veins.

How is MRI Angio Left Lower Limb performed?

MRI Angio Left Lower Limb is conducted in a designated MRI room.

  • The patient lies on the examination table and the contrast chemical is injected.
  • The table enters the CT scanner and radio and magnetic waves are used to generate images.
  • The test takes approximately 45-60 minutes.

Side effects/risks of MRI Angio Left Lower Limb

While MRI Angio Left Lower Limb is a highly safe procedure, possible side effects include

  • Allergic reactions to the contrast chemical including hives and vomiting.
  • Potential harm to unborn fetuses.

Preparations before performing MRI Angio Left Lower Limb

The following preparations will ensure that MRI Angio Left Lower Limb happens smoothly.

  • Blood, urea and creatinine tests will help identify any allergies to the contrast dye.
  • Patients prone to claustrophobia may take a mild relaxant as recommended by their doctor [2].
  • Pregnant women should inform the radiologists so that the radiations can be lowered.

Post-care after MRI Angio Left Lower Limb

No specific post-care is required after MRI Angio Left Lower Limb – the radiologist will share the test results within a few days.

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