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MRI AngiogrAPhy For Renal Vessels

Overview Brief

MRI Angiography For Renal Blood Vessels is performed to examine the blood vessels in the kidneys.

What is MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels?

MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels is an imaging procedure that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and computer programs to produce detailed images of the blood vessels in kidneys. MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels is done to diagnose aneurysm, stenosis, and blockages in renal blood vessels. It is also used to detect tumors and weakened renal blood vessels.

How is MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels Performed?

MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels is a painless and accurate procedure.

  • Patient has to lie down on an examination table and has to stay still throughout the test.
  • An IV is inserted to inject sedative and pain medications.
  • A catheter is inserted into the artery to inject the contrast.
  • The table slides into the magnetic field of the MRI scanner and initial images are produced.
  • Contrast is injected through the catheter.
  • Another sequence of images are taken as the contrast passes through the renal vessels. (1)

MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels is performed in sequences and takes around an hour.

Side-effects of MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels

MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels is a complication-free procedure.

  • Allergy caused by contrast.
  • Kidney problems caused by contrast.
  • Injury to nerves.
  • Blood clot caused by MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels.

Preparation before Performing MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels

MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels is an outpatient procedure.

  • Inform the doctor about medical history, allergies, and chronic diseases.
  • Follow the instructions of the doctor about discontinuing some medications before MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels.
  • Fast for 6 hours before the procedure.

Post-care after MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels

MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels is a simple test that does not require much post-care.

  • Patient is kept under observation for a few hours after the MRI Angiography For Renal Vessels.
  • Observe any symptoms or allergy and report them to the doctor.
  • Consume plenty of fluids to flush out the contrast.

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