Cerebral Aneurysm

My Doctor Suspects a Cerebral Aneurysm...

Why do I need a Brain MRI?

A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a “ballooning” of a segment of an artery in the brain. An MRI exam is one tool used to find and evaluate aneurysms in your brain or other parts of the body. A special process called Magnetic Resonance (MR) Angiography is used to best visualize blood vessels’ and any aneurysms that they might have.  MR Angiograms are sometimes performed with contrast media to enhance the diagnostic quality of the scan. Your doctor and the radiologists will work together to decide if contrast media is required. Special blood tests may be required before your exam, especially if you have a history of diabetes, kidney or liver disease, or if you are someone over the age of 50.

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 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.

Ready to Make an Appointment?

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

Brain Aneurysm Foundation
269 Hanover Street, Building 3
Hanover, MA   02339
office@bafound.org
http://www.bafound.org
Tel: 781-826-5556 888-BRAIN02 (272-4602)

American Stroke Association: A Division of American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX   75231-4596
strokeinfo@heart.org
http://www.strokeassociation.org
Tel: 1-888-4STROKE (478-7653)
Fax: 214-706-5231

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL   60008-3852
info@aans.org
http://www.aans.org
Tel: 847-378-0500/888-566-AANS (2267)
Fax: 847-378-0600

 

Publicaciones en Español

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/cerebral_aneurysm.htm

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