What is the role of MRA in the diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery?

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Jake F Hemingway, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Carotid magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) has a tendency to overstate the significance of the stenosis. Its exact role is not well defined; it may be useful in collaborating the finding of an occluded carotid with duplex.


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