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What do I need to do before an MRA?

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You will get instructions, usually from the place where you’ll have it. Make sure you understand the directions and follow them closely. They may include information about:

  • Whether you can eat or drink before the test
  • If it’s OK to take your usual medicines
  • What you may wear and what you will need to take off

From: What Is MRA? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Radiology: "ACR-NASCI-SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Body MRA."

American College of Radiology: "Manual on Contrast Media V10.2."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).”

National Jewish Health: “MRA with or without Contrast."

Radiologyinfo.org: "MR Angiography (MRA)."

Society for Vascular Surgery: "Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) Tests.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 1, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Radiology: "ACR-NASCI-SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Body MRA."

American College of Radiology: "Manual on Contrast Media V10.2."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).”

National Jewish Health: “MRA with or without Contrast."

Radiologyinfo.org: "MR Angiography (MRA)."

Society for Vascular Surgery: "Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) Tests.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 1, 2018

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