MRI and MRA Scans: Exam Descriptions and Preparations

Your doctor may have ordered a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) or MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography). MRI and MRA use a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create images soft tissues, bones, and internal body structures. MRI of the abdomen allows physicians to examine the abdominal anatomy to rule out any structural abnormalities.

Find out what to expect, what to wear, and how to prepare for your MRI/MRA scan at Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara. For additional MRI and MRA exam instructions click here.

Abdomen MRI >

Brain MRA >

Brain MRI >

Breast MRI >

Knee MRI >

Neck MRA >

Pelvis MRI >

Shoulder MRI >

Spine MRI >

Wrist MRI >

Learn more about CT Scans >

Learn more about Ultrasound Scans >

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