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Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) Strong magnets and radio waves provide information about the body that X-ray cannot, especially for joints and other soft tissue structures. Non-invasive, painless views of tissues, bones and organs. MRAs focus on blood vessels.
How to Prepare for Your Tests
Your primary care physician or specialist may order diagnostic testing as preventative care, to help diagnose a disease, or to determine the extent of an injury. You will receive complete instructions prior to your appointment. However, feel free to ask any questions or share any concerns. Our goal is to obtain the highest quality images while making you feel comfortable and supported during the test.
In general, to prepare for your appointment you should:
- Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes
- Leave valuables at home, including jewelry
- Let us know if you need interpreting services
- Bring a list of your current medications
- Let us know if you experience anxiety related to claustrophobia
- Let your technician know if any of these apply to you: pregnancy, claustrophobia, history of kidney problems, implanted drug infusion device or a pacemaker, allergies or diabetes