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AmandaMoo
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   Posted 8/13/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, I am scheduled to have an MRI tomorrow.  It doesn't say anything about contrast.  Do I need contrast do you think?
 
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Sunnycitrus
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   Posted 8/13/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Amanda,

 

It’s my understanding that lesions will show up even without contrast. The contrast is used to show if they are active or not. I had my first MRI done without contrast, and then they called me back for a second one once they’d viewed it and found a lesion. Other MRI facilities will perform the MRI without contrast, have the radiologist view it right away, and determine right then if they need to add contrast and do additional sequences. Since you had problems with the CT contrast, it’s probably a really good thing that you’re not getting the MRI contrast until they determine if it is really necessary.

 

I hope all goes well for you tomorrow,

Sunny


AmandaMoo
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   Posted 8/14/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, they did the MRI.  When I got there the tech said it would be without contrast unless she sees something that would need more detail.  Then I would do it with contrast.   I said "Oh good"

Well, I don't know if she did the contrast cause I said good or because she saw something but she did it with contrast also.

Have to wait 24-48 hours for results.  Will let you know what I find out.

Amanda Moo

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