MRA BRAIN

MRA BRAIN

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Ask for the status of pregnancy , breast feeding in a female patient.No food intake 6 hrs prior to MRI SCAN.Only liquids can be taken untill MRI SCAN is done.Ask if the patient is on cardiac impants , metal stents , Prosthetic valves, dentures , artificial limbs , prosthetic joints , surgical clips , screws, plates , pace makers, ear implants, intrauterine devices.Metformin/Glibenclamide should be withheld on the day of procedure and for atleast 48hrs after the procedure. Do not take any iron supplements on the day of procedure.Do not take any alcohol, tobacco products, caffeine drinks on the day of procedure.Ask for any history of claustrophobia. Sedation may be required to ensure relaxation of the body during the procedure.


Why is MRA BRAIN done ?

MRA is used to examine blood vessels in key areas of the body, including the: brain, neck, heart, chest, abdomen (such as the kidneys and liver), pelvis, legs and feet, arms and hands.
Physicians use the procedure to:

  • Identify abnormalities, such as aneurysms, in the aorta, both in the chest and abdomen, or in other arteries
  • Detect atherosclerotic (plaque) disease in the carotid artery of the neck, which may limit blood flow to the brain and cause a stroke
  • Identify a small aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation (abnormal communications between blood vessels) inside the brain or other parts of the body
  • Detect atherosclerotic disease that has narrowed the arteries to the legs and help prepare for endovascular intervention or surgery
  • Detect disease in the arteries to the kidneys or visualize blood flow to help prepare for a kidney transplant or stent placement
  • Guide interventional radiologists and surgeons making repairs to diseased blood vessels, such as implanting stents or evaluating a stent after implantation
  • Detect injury to one or more arteries in the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis or extremities in patients after trauma
  • Evaluate arteries feeding a tumor prior to surgery or other procedures such as chemoembolization or selective internal radiation therapy
  • Identify dissection or splitting in the aorta in the chest or abdomen or its major branches
  • Show the extent and severity of the effects of coronary artery disease and plan for a surgical operation, such as a coronary bypass and stenting
  • Examine pulmonary arteries in the lungs to detect pulmonary embolism (blood clots, such as those traveling from leg veins) or pulmonary arteriovenous malformations
  • Look at congenital abnormalities in blood vessels, especially arteries in children (e.g., malformations in the heart or other blood vessels due to congenital heart disease)
  • Evaluate obstructions of vessels
  • Screen individuals for arterial disease, especially patients with a family history of arterial disease or disorders.

MRA BRAIN Instructions

CCO:
Ask for the status of pregnancy , breast feeding in a female patient.No food intake 6 hrs prior to MRI SCAN.Only liquids can be taken untill MRI SCAN is done.Ask if the patient is on cardiac impants , metal stents , Prosthetic valves, dentures , artificial limbs , prosthetic joints , surgical clips , screws, plates , pace makers, ear implants, intrauterine devices.Metformin/Glibenclamide should be withheld on the day of procedure and for atleast 48hrs after the procedure. Do not take any iron supplements on the day of procedure.Do not take any alcohol, tobacco products, caffeine drinks on the day of procedure.Ask for any history of claustrophobia. Sedation may be required to ensure relaxation of the body during the procedure.
SLAs:
For MRI test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For MRI test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
Arrive at the hospital with the patient atleast 2hrs before the scheduled time of appointment.Confirm the compliance of preparations required. Ask the patient to wear comfortable clothes free of metals, zippers, hooks.
SLAs:
For MRI test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For MRI test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is MRA BRAIN ?

Angiography is a medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions and diseases of the blood vessels. Angiography examinations produce pictures of major blood vessels throughout the body and can be performed with one of three imaging technologies and, in some cases CONTRAST material is administered. In magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency waves and a computer produce detailed images of the major arteries within the body. MR angiography does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays). MRA may be performed with or without CONTRAST material. If needed, the CONTRAST material is usually administered through a small intravenous (IV) catheter placed in a vein in your arm.