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Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

Vascular Imaging

Your vascular system is essential to every function of your body, from delivering oxygen to your cells to removing toxins and waste. A vascular magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) scan can provide detailed imaging of the arteries, veins, and other blood vessels throughout the body, allowing for accurate diagnosis of any potential issues.

At Smart Scan Medical Imaging in Eau Claire, Wausau, and Madison, Wisconsin, we specialize in vascular scans. With our advanced equipment and the expertise of board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists, we are able to provide detailed and accurate images of the body's vascular system. Our scans are quick, safe, and comfortable, providing our patients with a reliable diagnosis.

We understand that undergoing a scan may be intimidating for some patients. That’s why we strive to make our imaging process as stress-free as possible. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that you are comfortable throughout your scan.

If you're experiencing potential symptoms of vascular disease, Smart Scan is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our vascular scan services, or use our simple online form to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to helping you find the answers you need.



Diagnosing Vascular Conditions With MRA

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is a form of MRI scan used to detect and diagnose vascular diseases. Detailed images of the vessels in the brain, neck, chest, and other organs can help our doctors locate and diagnose an array of vascular conditions, such as aneurysms, arterial blockage/stenosis, and other problems that put patients at risk for stroke or heart attack.

Vascular MRI scans can provide a more detailed look at the body's vascular system than traditional x-rays or ultrasounds, and in many cases can be used instead of a CT in order to avoid the radiation. Our MRA scans are able to detect even the smallest changes in size and shape of the arteries and veins, allowing for an accurate diagnosis of vascular conditions including:

  • MRA for Stroke: MRA can detect any narrowing or blockage (stenosis) in the arteries supplying blood to the brain, which could lead to stroke if not treated.
  • Aneurysm Detection: Aneurysms are bulges or pouches that form in a weakened part of an artery wall, which may burst if not identified and treated.
  • Magnetic Resonance Venography: Magnetic Resonance Venography is used for the detection of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis. This can be another cause of stroke. 

At Smart Scan Medical Imaging, we are dedicated to helping our patients find answers and solutions for their vascular issues. Contact us today to learn more about our MRA services and schedule your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an MRA used to diagnose?

An MRA is used to diagnose a variety of vascular diseases, including aneurysms, blockages in the arteries, and narrowing or blockages in the brain’s arteries. It does so by providing detailed images of the body’s arteries, veins, and other blood vessels.

What is MRA with contrast vs MRA without contrast?

MRA can be done without or with contrast depending on the clinical scenario and preference. 

How can I get started with vascular imaging near me?

Smart Scan is passionate about making the scheduling process as easy as possible for our patients. Our process is simple and fast, and we even take same-day appointments. Just use our online form to select a time that’s right for you.