When I was in the transplant program, they had me have an ultrasound, then a CT scan, then an MRI, each spaced 4 months apart. I tried to get them to stop so many CTs, because they're a high dose of radiation. Unfortunately, MRIs are very expensive and insurance wouldn't pay for them but once a year, or in an emergency. I ended up having 2 ultrasounds and a single MRI per year. Toward the end, when I was very sick, I had a couple of MRIs within 3 months. One with contrast, the other without. A tech operating the MRI, told me there is a minimal amount of radiation from them, nowhere near as much from a CT, or x ray. In the past 9 years, I've had at least a dozen MRIs, 6-7 CTs, and 20+ x rays. By now, I probably glow in the dark. It's another one of those things that you deal with when your liver isn't working well. I feel comfortable in an MRI, and often fall asleep. **David**
"No good deed goes unpunished."