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.
Dr. Bekelis is a neurosurgeon with subspecialty training in minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgery. He additionally specializes in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, and complex brain, and spine operations. He is the Chairman of Neuro- interventional Services for Catholic Health Services of Long Island, and the Director of the Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island, the first and only Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the South Shore of Long Island. He is also the co- director of the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan
Thank you for your interest in the Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island. Our program has attracted a diverse group of national experts. We led the creation of the first and only Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the South Shore of Long Island.
We are dedicated to treating a wide range of cerebrovascular pathology with a particular focus on brain aneurysms and stroke. All of us are committed to helping you navigate through the difficult diagnoses of stroke and brain aneurysm, and being next to you in your path to recovery.
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The Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island
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Babylon, NY 11702
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.
You won't have pain from the magnetic field or radio waves used for the MRI test.
What are the risks?
There are no known harmful effects from the strong magnetic field used for an MRI. But the magnet is very powerful. It may affect any metal implants or other medical devices you have.
How do I prepare for an MRA?
You may eat, drink and take medications as usual.
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 15 minutes.