With a MRI it is possible to diagnose vessel-related diseases, for example blood vessels from the neck to the brain, abdomen, pelvis, legs and feet. Depending on the case, sometimes a computer tomography is performed.
What is the procedure?
The examination of the blood vessels is a fast procedure, unless other regions (e.g. brain or kidneys) are being examined. The examination is performed with contrast material intravenously. The radiographer will instruct and prepare you for the examination. Important is that you lie comfortably and remain still during the examination. No further preparation is necessary. You will lie down on a table that slides into the MRI-scanner, depending on which vessels are being examined, in supine position with your head or feet first.