CT/MRI for peripheral vascular disease

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) scans may be performed prior to surgical interventions in some persons.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Using MRI to look at blood vessels and the flow of blood is referred to as a Magnetic Resonance Angiography. A MRA evaluates many arteries in the body and can find problems within the arteries and veins such as stenosis (abnormal narrowing), occlusion and aneurysms.

CT Scan

A CT Scan is a special X-ray test that produces images of your body using x-rays and a computer. The scan allows a physician to visualize internal structures in cross section rather than overlapping images.