MRI allows your doctor to see images of your internal organs and structures in great detail from many different angles. The advanced technology is a valuable tool for diagnosing conditions and abnormalities that might not be seen on traditional x-rays or other tests.
MRA, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, is a specialized MRI that produces detailed images of the blood vessels and blood flow in the brain and body.
MRA can detect areas of vessel narrowing or blockage, aneurysms and other blood vessel disorders.
To schedule your MRI/MRA, contact the Medical Imaging Scheduling Department at 412.942.8150. When you call to schedule your appointment, please have your prescription and any required authorization numbers available. Please click here to view the locations that offer MRI/MRA services.
Our staff of board-certified radiologists will review the images and a report will be sent to your personal physician, and he or she will discuss the results with you. If your physician has requested copies of your MRI/MRA images on a compact disc, please inform the technologist before you leave.
After your MRI/MRA, you may resume your normal activities.
When you schedule your appointment you will be asked a series of screening questions to determine if there is anything that may prevent you from having an MRI.
It is not safe for you to have an MRI if you have any of the following:
Some things may or may not be compatible with MRI. Our medical staff will determine if it is safe for you to have an MRI if you have any of the following:
Learn more about MRI from our Mayo Clinic Health Information section