A member asked:

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

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 Aug 18, 2013

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Dr. Neil Lall answered

Specializes in Radiology

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

Answered Nov 25, 2013

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Dr. Ernst Garcon answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

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

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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