adam Posted August 4, 2009 Share Posted August 4, 2009 Hi All Have just beemn reading the news article linked by Karen Professor Yasser Metwallys' newspaper http://yassermetwally.wordpress.com/cerebrovascular-disorders-stroke/subarachnoid-hemorrhage/ The section regarding scanning via MRA worried me..see below Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA): The role of MRA in the detection of SAH currently is under investigation; however, many authors believe that MRA eventually will replace conventional transfemoral cerebral angiography. Given the current limitations of MRA (eg, failure to detect posterior inferior communicating artery and anterior communicating artery aneurysms in one series) most authors feel that the risk/benefit ratio still favors conventional angiography. My SAH was in the anterior communicating artery and was coiled by endoscopic GBM at Queens in Nottingham. The article suggests that MRA cannot detect an aneurism in the anterior communicating artery, as such I am doubtful as to the efficacy of an MRA for the follow up scans to check the placement of the coil. Maybe I'm worrying unneccesarily, after all I'm sure the medics know what they are doing..but post SAH wit the way what passes for my brain reacts nowadays I can't help worrying. Any comments or re-assurance would be gratefully received! Thanks Adam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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