Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
Dye does add some information to the MRI but you could have the MRI without contrast first and, if the radiologist thinks it is necessary, have it repeated with contrast.
MRI contrast material is not the same as contrast you get with normal Xrays....
If I were in your shoes, I would -- if the radiologist thinks it is indicated -- have the MRI with contrast.
Does this make sense to you
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I was told that the procedure is worthless w/o contrast. My main concern is renal failure after dye.