Brain MRI + Brain MRA + Neck MRA

Brain MRI + Brain MRA + Neck MRA is a comprehensive imaging procedure that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to evaluate the brain and neck regions. This examination is helpful in assessing and detecting cerebral aneurysms and brain tumors, which are the main causes of bleeding surrounding the brain, known as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Likewise, it can prevent carotid artery clogging and arteriosclerosis, which cause cerebral infarctions.

  • 40 minutes

    Testing Time

Recommended for:

  • Individuals aged 18 and above (without a request or referral form from a doctor)
  • Patients who experience signs and symptoms of migraines, chronic headaches, vertigo, and unexplained vision issues
  • Patients at risk of arteriosclerosis such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, smoking history
  • Patients with a family history of brain disease or stroke

This examination is helpful to assess and detect cerebral aneurysms and brain tumors which are the main causes of bleeding surrounding the brain, also known as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Likewise, it can prevent carotid artery clogging and arteriosclerosis from happening, which causes cerebral infarctions.

What are the Benefits of Brain MRI + Brain MRA + Neck MRA?

  • Offers a complete understanding of the brain’s structural integrity and its intricate blood supply, enabling a holistic evaluation of neurological and circulatory health.
  • Enhance early detection of conditions such as strokes, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and neurological disorders, leading to timely interventions.
  • Enables a comprehensive evaluation of stroke risk factors, including identifying arterial narrowing, plaque buildup, and other vascular anomalies that could lead to cerebrovascular events.
  • The combined insights from these modalities allow for highly personalized care plans, ensuring that medical decisions are grounded in a thorough understanding of each patient’s unique neurovascular profile.
  • Reduces the need for multiple scans, minimizing patient discomfort and optimizing resource utilization.
  • Offers a more comprehensive diagnostic experience for patients, providing a clearer picture of their overall neurovascular health in one seamless process.
  • Holds promise for improved patient outcomes, enhanced medical insights, and a deeper understanding of the intricate interplay between brain and circulation.


Frequently Asked Questions about Brain MRI + Brain MRA + Neck MRA

No, the Brain MRI + Brain MRA + Neck MRA are non-invasive procedures and are generally painless. Patients are required to remain still during the examination to obtain clear imaging results. For enhanced patient comfort, they will be provided with a blanket to keep warm and headphones, allowing them to request their preferred music or podcast during the examination. While there may be mild discomfort from lying still during the scan, the process is generally well-tolerated.

The examiantion typically lasts for about 40 minutes.

Brain MRI + Brain MRA + Neck MRA can be performed on patients with a doctor’s request or approval.

Generally, Shinagawa accepts adult patients. For pediatric patients wishing to undergo Brain MRI + Brain MRA + Neck MRA, it is required to present a doctor’s request and approval. They must also ensure they can remain still during the examination to obtain clear images.

Patients with implanted pacemakers may not be recommended to undergo the Brain MRI + Brain MRA + Neck MRA examination included in the executive checkup. If you wish to proceed, we will require you to bring a Doctor’s recommendation approving that you are allowed to undergo the examination.

There are no specific preparations required for the examination. However, pediatric patients or those with metal implants are required to obtain a doctor’s request letter or clearance before proceeding.

Your diagnostic imaging results will be emailed to you after 6 working days. This duration is typically longer than our other diagnostic imaging services because this includes a Double-Reading Method by Japanese Medical Experts. You can also request a physical copy of your results, which you will need to pick up from our diagnostic center.

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