Identifying and treating Brain Arteriovenous Malformations & Aneurysms before they rupture can and will save lives.
If Brain AVM’s & Aneurysms rupture, effective treatment becomes more difficult, and generally a person's chances of surviving are much lower.
Brain AVM’s & Aneurysms that have not ruptured typically have little to no symptoms, until it’s too late. This is why EARLY Detection
Screening & Scanning is so very important.
(WE DO NOT COVER THE COST OF THE MRA SCAN)
Most insurance companies DO cover them!
MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram) is a type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of blood vessels inside the body. A standard MRI cannot provide a good picture of the blood vessels and blood flow.
WHAT TO EXPECT ?
Imaging takes place inside of a large tube-like structure, open on both ends.
Inside the scanner, you will hear a fan and feel air moving. You may hear tapping, thumping, or snapping noises. You may be given earplugs
or headphones to reduce the noise.
The MRA of the brain will take approximately 7 - 15 minutes.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS ?
There are no known harmful effects from the strong magnetic field used for an MRA. But the magnet is very powerful. It may affect any metal implants or other medical devices you have.