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Belle Plaine, MN
A 29-year-old female asked:

If you were suspected for a blood clot in your lung, could you get a ct, x-ray or mri without contrast dye?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Short answer no: The longer answer is the only test without contrast is nuclear medicine lung scan. An X-ray like chest X-ray does not see the clots. MRI also limited in looking for clots. I hope this is not pertaining to you as time is awaisting.

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Last updated Oct 12, 2020

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