MR angiography is today the method of choice for displaying arterial vessels. MR angiography provides an excellent way of examining the vessels in both the neck and the head and also those in the rest of the body.
The very high spatial resolution of modern equipment means that changes to the smallest vessels can also be detected very efficiently and in good time.
Technical progress means that non-invasive MR angiography has replaced the catheter examination which was formerly used in diagnostics and was fraught with risk.
To perform MRI the patient need only have a contrast agent injected into a vein. This is distributed in the vessels, thus permitting them to be displayed.
The examination of one part of the body (e.g. the legs) takes only a few minutes and supplies reliable results.