What is the role of MRA in the workup of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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In a number of centers, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is replacing traditional angiographic assessment of aneurysms. MRA provides excellent anatomic definition and 3D assessment of the problem. Gadolinium-enhanced MRA can provide excellent images, even though regional variations in quality are reported.


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