anyone out there know if it is possible to have a perfectly clear non contrast mri and then have the gadolinium injection and have lessions show up? I ask cause my doc told me to get mri without and one with contrast to rule out ms..I only did the one with out constast as I didnt want to get injected with die. ...He looked at the mri without constrast and said he sees nothing that would warrant me to have the mri with contrast...As the purpose of contrast is to light up active lessions and since there are none to light up he says dont worry about the contrast....Please let me know what you think thanks
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replied June 22nd, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. With out contrast if lesion is called black hole and it means old permanent damage to the lesion, and if gadolinium is showing it and non contrast not showing then it means acute onset MS. Its to differentiate the nature duration and severity of MS. Hope for the best.

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