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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracic spine MRI without dye?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: Typically not

Because there is no dye being used, lab tests are not usually required for the scan itself.
That being said, many of the conditions that would prompt a doctor to request a thoracic MRI would also lead him or her to request lab tests as well.

In brief: Typically not

Because there is no dye being used, lab tests are not usually required for the scan itself.
That being said, many of the conditions that would prompt a doctor to request a thoracic MRI would also lead him or her to request lab tests as well.
Dr. Julian Bragg
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In brief: Not usually

There is no need to get a blood tests for a non-contrast spine mri.
However, if there is a chance that contrast might be used during the test, it's probably easier to get a simple kidney function test before having the scan, rather than having to come out, get the test and reschedule.

In brief: Not usually

There is no need to get a blood tests for a non-contrast spine mri.
However, if there is a chance that contrast might be used during the test, it's probably easier to get a simple kidney function test before having the scan, rather than having to come out, get the test and reschedule.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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