Magnetic resonance venography (MRV) is a noninvasive medical procedure used to visualize veins. The MRV uses the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine along with special computer software that allows imaging of blood as it flows through the veins. These images help diagnose blood clots, strokes, or other disease processes.
Before undergoing an MRI, alert your doctor if you have implants, metal clips, or other metallic objects in your body as these can be affected by the magnet.
MR venography studies provide images of veins and arteries throughout the body. The speed and direction of blood flow through these organs can provide valuable insight for a patient and physician. MR venography studies can detect vein abnormalities, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and other irregularities.
Prior to a MR venogram appointment, patients should follow the protocols given to them by their referring physician and our team of imaging experts at SJRA. No metal objects should be worn to the appointment including jewelry, belts, hairpins, zippers, and so forth. In some cases, you may have to avoid eating or drinking a few hours prior to your appointment. If you have any questions, reach out to your referring physician or our team at SRA here.