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A 18-year-old male asked:

is an mri without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? does. contrast make a difference?

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Dr. Larry Grissom
Radiology 43 years experience
not the 1st choice: Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas. The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab(blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem.

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