Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)
There is a slight risk of having an Reference allergic reaction Opens New Window if contrast material is used during the MRA scan. Most reactions can be controlled using medicine.
An MRI can cause a burn with some medicine patches. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are wearing a patch.
If you have kidney disease, such as kidney failure, talk to your doctor before having an MRA scan with contrast material. The contrast material used for an MRA contains a chemical called gadolinium. If you have kidney disease, this chemical may cause a serious problem, called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 13, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology