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    Old 08-03-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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    Question MRI with Contrast Experiences

    My ENT wants me to have a MRI with contrast on my head because I have blood work consistent with secondary hypothyroidism. I know a lot of people have severe reactions to the Gadolinium used as contrast material. It has some nasty side effects as well. I have liver disease and I don't want to have anything that could affect my liver. I also have major reactions to lots of medications so I am thinking of refusing, what do you think?

    Can a brain MRI be done without using contrast material and still get a good picture?

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    Re: MRI with Contrast Experiences

    You should talk to your doctor about your options. Maybe they can do a different study (ie, a cat scan) or maybe you can do it without contrast. But if you simply "refuse" it, without discussing/knowing the reason the contrast is needed, then you might be wasting your time having an MRI without getting the info. your doctor needs.

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