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If you have been booked for an MRA you will be asked to arrive at the MRI department 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. The MRA technique is done by using the MRI machine and a coil (camera) to obtain images of your arteries and/or Veins. Images of the veins are referred to as an MRV (Magnetic Resonance Venogram). The majority of MRA exams use a contrast agent called Gadavist and requires that an IV be started in either your arm or hand.
MRI safe clothing will be provided for you. You will be asked to lie on your back onto an MRI coil (camera) and an additional coil will be clicked in place acting as an antenna. You will be given ear plugs or headphones to protect your hearing as the MRI machine makes a very loud noise.
Timed images will be acquired which enable the Radiologist to visualize the vessels. You will receive the results of your MRI from your referring Physician.