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Mri done for rib lesion. started w/o contrast then finished w contrast after checking w dr. radiology asked me if blood work also done. why ask?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Labwork: Not sure why he asked, but when reading an xray or ct scan if he had a suspicion for something in particular, supportive labwork would be helpful guiding his decision.

Answered 8/18/2013

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Dr. Neil Lall answered

Specializes in Radiology

Kidney function: Blood work would help determine your kidney function. People with low kidney function can be at risk of negative effects of contrast.

Answered 11/25/2013

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Dr. Ernst Garcon answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

Probably safety: Probably to find out if it's safe to inject IV contrat.

Answered 6/10/2014

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