Angiomatosis

My Doctor thinks I have Angiomatosis...

Why do I need a brain and cervical MRI?

If your doctor recommended an MRI to evaluate angiomatosis, sometimes referred to as Von Hippel-Lindau disease, you will likely need to have an MRI of both your brain or some segment of your spinal cord. Hemangioblastomas are benign, but serious growths can affect function of the structures that they develop on or near. To evaluate the complex nature of these growths, contrast enhanced scans are typically ordered. Due to the nature of the contrast or dye used during the scan, patients over the age of 50 or those with kidney or liver disease will need lab tests prior to their exam.

Our radiologists at the Cleveland Clinic, recently rated one of top hospitals in the country, are committed to providing you and your doctor with the most accurate diagnosis available. In the case of a brain or cervical MRI, that means only a dedicated Neuroradiologist (a radiologist that has undergone specialized training in the field of neurology and has passed a board examination in Neuroradiology) will interpret your exam. Comparison to any prior advanced imaging studies will be required to fully evaluate your condition. Click here to learn more about our radiology team.

 Why Choose Smart Choice?

Smart Choice MRI opened its doors five years ago to provide patients in Southeastern Wisconsin with transparent and affordable imaging services. Many of us have seen our deductibles go up or have transitioned to high-deductible insurance plans. That’s why Smart Choice MRI charges just $600 for every MRI, including contrast exams. Click here to learn more about our transparent, low-cost pricing model.

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Ready to make an appointment or to learn more about Smart Choice MRI? To schedule an appointment or to send us a general inquiry, click here. We also welcome your questions via email at eric@smartchoicemri.com or by phone at 414-431-0309. 

For Further Information:

Organizations

Genetic Alliance
4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 404
Washington, DC   20008-2369
info@geneticalliance.org
http://www.geneticalliance.org
Tel: 202-966-5557 800 336-GENE (4363)
Fax: 202-966-8553

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
P.O. Box 1968
(55 Kenosia Avenue)
Danbury, CT   06813-1968
orphan@rarediseases.org
http://www.rarediseases.org
Tel: 203-744-0100 Voice Mail 800-999-NORD (6673)
Fax: 203-798-2291

Von Hippel Lindau Family Alliance
2001 Beacon Street
Suite 208
Boston, MA   02135-7877
info@vhl.org
http://www.vhl.org
Tel: 617-277-5667 800-767-4VHL (4845)
Fax: 858-712-8712

International RadioSurgery Association
3002 N. Second Street
Harrisburg, PA   17110
irsa@irsa.org
http://www.irsa.org
Tel: 717-260-9808
Fax: 717-260-9809

For more information, please visit: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/von_hippel_lindau/von_hippel_lindau.htm

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