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What kinds of scans help diagnosis an aneurysm?

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If your doctor thinks you have an aneurysm in your aorta, the main artery in your body, you may get an ultrasound or MRI so she can see if there is one. If she thinks one is in your chest, you might get a CT scan to look at it more closely.

If your doctor is concerned that you have one in your brain, you may have a CT or MRI or a test called an angiogram. During this, dye is injected into an artery in an arm or leg and travels to your brain. A picture of your brain is then taken. The dye will make it easier for your doctor to see any problems.

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American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 01, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 01, 2019

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