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radiologist told me the contrast MRI was not needed?

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My Dr. ordered an MRI of my brain without, then with contrast in the same visit. That visit was yesterday, and after the MRI without contrast the radiologist told me the contrast MRI was not needed. Should I be concerned?

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replied January 16th, 2012
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Welcome to ehealthforum and I’ll be more than happy to help you.

If the MRI without contrast has come out normal then even if you do net get the MRI with contrast done, it should be fine. Basically the MRI was done to rule out any suspected brain lesion like a tumor and if it is normal then there is no need for MRI with contrast. You can discuss this with your neurologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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