What is the age when you realize you are “middle aged?” According to “Dictionary.com,” the definition is “
MRI lets doctors see very detailed images of the inside of your body. MRI passes through bone and takes pictures of soft tissue, such as tendons, blood vessels, and the brain.
“MRA” stands for magnetic resonance angiography. An MRA scan gives a view of specific blood vessels (arteries and veins).
I do not know the results yet, but it will be interesting to see if my brain has other different since my last MRI. I hope everything is the same. That would be great news.
On January 6, 2012, I had an MRI because of severe headaches. The MRI showed nothing. Three days later, I had my first stroke followed by the massive one January 13, 2012. If I had an MRA rather than an MRI, my life would have been so much different.
I am glad I am getting both procedures just for the peace of mind – well, what is left of my mind!