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    Old 01-02-2021, 02:47 PM   #1
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    MRI alternatives - ultrasound?

    Hi everyone.

    I'm wondering if anyone has had success getting chronic shoulder problem diagnosed using an alternative method to MRI?

    I would rather avoid MRI out of concern over the Gadolinium in the contrast dye.

    Is ultrasound a useful option? Or are there other options I may not be aware of, that have helped you get more knowledge about your shoulder injury?

    Thanks for your help.

     
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    Old 01-02-2021, 05:10 PM   #2
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    Re: MRI alternatives - ultrasound?

    Will a standard MRI not be worthwhile?

     
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    Old 01-02-2021, 06:07 PM   #3
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    Re: MRI alternatives - ultrasound?

    I have been told using the contrast dye is standard since some problems (soft tissue) aren't visible without it, which is what got me wondering about MRI alternatives like ultrasound.

     
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    Re: MRI alternatives - ultrasound?

    But did you ask? And explain your concerns?

     
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