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MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast

Overview Brief

MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast is an MR procedure the doctors usually perform to fully analyze the damages in the upper limbs.

What is MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast?

MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast is a diagnostic tool that uses magnetic waves and a powerful computer to study the veins of the right arm. MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast involves the injection of a contrast material into the vein and its flow tracked in an MRI unit. The test detects multiple abnormalities including blood clots, inflammation, thickening or narrowing and infection in the veins [1].

How is MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast performed?

MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast is a radiation-free procedure and minimally invasive.

  • The contrast chemical is injected into the patient’s right arm.
  • The patient enters the MRI unit, where radio and magnetic waves track the flow of the material.
  • The images are captured by the computer and can be printed on film.
  • A dressing is applied to the site of the injection [2].

Side effects/risks of MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast

MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast, while safe, has certain possible side effects.

  • Allergic reactions to the contrast material especially in those with kidney disease.
  • Harm to unborn fetuses from magnetic emissions.

Preparations before performing MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast

Suitable prior preparation will ensure that MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast happens smoothly.

  • All jewelry and metal items should be removed.
  • Blood, creatinine and urea tests will help identify any allergies.
  • Patients may be asked to not eat or drink for some hours before the test.

Post-care after MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast

No specific post-care is required for MR Venography Right Upper Limb With Contrast. The results will be shared with the patient by the radiologist.

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