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are there any side effects to a brain mri without contrast?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
No significant risks: The equipment may be closed and narrow causing claustrophobia in some, and the high intensity magnets might slightly increase body temperature transiently, but otherwise, quite benign test.

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