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What is an MRA?

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An MRA is a test that lets your doctor see inside your blood vessels -- your arteries and veins. MRA stands for Magnetic Resonance Angiogram or MR Angiography.

Your doctor may ask you to get one in order to look for and treat problems with your blood vessels.

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 01, 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 01, 2018

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