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What is an MRI without contrast?

What is an MRI without contrast?

It is: a standard MRI examination performed without the injection of intravenous contrast material("dye"). Some types of MRI studies require contrast, others don't. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Are nerves visable on MRI without contrast?

Are nerves visable on MRI without contrast?

Yes: Nerves can be visualized especially using high-resolution MRI techniques. ...Read more

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Will MRI WITHOUT contrast show diverticulums?

Will MRI WITHOUT contrast show diverticulums?

Diverticula, sacs: or pouches formed from a cavity or tube, can develop in a number of organs...the colon, urinary system, etc. So I'm not sure where yours is. The colon is most common in men, but MRI is not a super common test to detect them. A diverticulum is not harmful in and of itself but it can become inflamed and infected causing diverticulitis. Somewhat unusual in a young male, so work closely with your Doc ...Read more

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What can an MRI with contrast show that an MRI without contrast cannot show?

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What can an MRI with contrast show that an MRI without contrast cannot show?

Enhancement: Contrast causes enhancement of certain structures, like abscesses, making them much easier to see. In addition, the differential diagnosis hinges sometimes on whether a structure enhances or not with contrast. ...Read more

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Can a Mri without contrast be used to find Diverticula?

Can a Mri without contrast be used to find Diverticula?

Yes: There are other tests to diagnose Diverticular Disease like CAT Scan,High sensitivity ultrasound.MRI is more expensive but has no radiation exposure ...Read more

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Can MRI without contrast see pituitary tumour from cushings?

Can MRI without contrast see pituitary tumour from cushings?

Yes it might: If it shows, then it has been useful. But one can not exclude its presence if no contrast was used.. So if there is strong suspicion, then a repeat MRI with contrast may be more certain and more definitive study to rely on. ...Read more

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What would be the point of ordering a thoracic MRI without contrast versus with contrast?

What would be the point of ordering a thoracic MRI without contrast versus with contrast?

MRI w/w/out Contrast: MRI uses magnetic fields to form images in the body and term with and without contrast comprises the series of films of the MRI. The study is performed with contrast in event there is need for specific differentiation of tumor from other structures, find smaller lesions, and see dynamic assessment of lesion (how active). ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the side effects of.an MRI without contrast im having one today and im claustrophobic so im already freaking out!

Can someone tell me the side effects of.an MRI without contrast im having one today and im claustrophobic so im already freaking out!

MRI anxiety: Having an MRI is scary to many people. As far as I know, there are no real side effects to MRI's. As long as you do not have metal in your body, you will be fine. I suggest you notify the technician about your anxieties. They will try to make you as comfortable as possible. Remember to breathe calmly, keep your eyes closed and try to imagine yourself being somewhere else. ...Read more

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I started getting bad daily headaches but MRI without contrast came back normal. What other test can be done ? Should I have one with contrast?

I started getting bad daily headaches but MRI without  contrast came  back normal. What other test can be done ? Should I have one with contrast?

Not typically: It is very uncommon for headaches to be caused by abnormal pathology in the brain, and an MRI without contrast is a very good test for ruling out pathological causes of daily headaches. The next best step would be to work with a doctor who specializes in headache to help you bring them under control. ...Read more

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Brain MRI without contrast - what kinds of things might be missed without contrast?

Brain MRI without contrast - what kinds of things might be missed without contrast?

Tumors and anuerysms: A tumor may not be seen unless contrast is administered. Also, any abnormality of the arteries or veins of the brain may not be visible without contrast.. Contrast improves specificity and sensitivity of the MRI and should be used when possible. ...Read more

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Can inflammatory arthritis show up on mri without contrast or is contrast needed?

Can inflammatory arthritis show up on mri without contrast or is contrast needed?

Varies: An MRI is a structural test and show structural changes that can occur in advanced inflammatory arthritis that has structural changes such as cartilage loss, it can also show an inflammatory pannus as well. These findings can be seen in a study without contrast. Contrast can be used in specific cases when more information is needed. Inflammatory arthritis is often first diagnosed with bloodwork ...Read more

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Mri without contrast detect hemanginoma at t 2 ? Could they tell if it is a hemanginoma and not cancer?

Need more info: You need to get more information from your doc and radiologist. What is the size of the hemangioma? Definitive diagnosis is by biopsy. Level of certainty of MRI is best assessed by the interpreting physician. ...Read more