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Which body parts are checked by an MRA?

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The test can check the blood vessels in many different parts of your body:

  • Brain or neck
  • Heart or chest
  • Abdomen or belly, including organs, like your liver or kidneys
  • Pelvis or lower belly
  • Arms and legs

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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