Mri scan brain with contrast

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Avatar f tn I have taken many MRIs (with and without contrast) after my mild Traumatic Brain Injury and diagnosed with Post Concussion Syndrome. Faced no problems with contrast. Very rarely I heard people cannot tolerate the contrast. Some labs do a Creatine (?) test before giving contrast. You can ask your lab about that. I have been suffering with Post Concussion Syndrome for 2+ years now. Headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue etc., and my symptoms got worse only after 5 weeks.
1545021 tn?1322477485 What more can you see on and MRI with contrast vs. an MRI without contrast?
Avatar n tn i had mri scan of my brian 3 weeks ago and now want me to have another with the dye injected first . does this mean they have found somehing wrong ?
Avatar f tn ve been having weird head symtoms.but I had a CT scan without contrast, a MRI without contrast, and a MRI with contrast and all test came back good. I still don't have satisfaction for some reason. Of those test were good can I stop being nervous.
Avatar n tn I know worry since my exam (MRI) did not use contrast and perhaps a tumor has grown since then, I have been tested for everything and have heard stories on the web where tumors have grown quickly and been missed without contrast and found on a second MRI with contrast. Was this just a misssed observation on the original MRI for these people or did the contrast have anything to do with it.
Avatar m tn This is the MRI scan There are numerous T2 and FLAIR hyperintense foci seen in the right periventricular white matter, both cerebral hemispheres white matter more to the right side, corpus callosum and in the left middle cerebellar peduncle, the one in the right periventricular white matter shoes perpendicular orientation to the callososeptal interface, compared to the old MRI (was taken about a year ago), the left cerebral peduncle lesion is more obvious on this exam, no significant interval c
Avatar f tn I have a Brain MRI with R/O contrast scheduled and I'm freaking out!! Anyone ever have this done? I've never had an MRI, let alone IV or any contrast. Of course I have anxiety and I'm freaking out about the procedure. What does it feel like? How long do you feel it go through you? Any side effects? Any dangers? How does one know if they are allergic to the contrast? Please help me understand a little better and calm down. Thank you!!!!!!
Avatar n tn I just noticed your response, now...I'll read through it again when I'm much more awake (it's 3:30am now...haha) and let you know if I have some additional thoughts. I can tell you already that I'm surprised they didn't do an MRI with contrast (gadolinium) in the first place--the reason they want to do a second MRI is because they would like it to be done with contrast this time.
Avatar n tn was your mri scan done with contrast dye injected or not? Because i think thi smakes quite a big difference.
Avatar f tn Can you please explain my MRI of the brain done with and without contrast please: On T2 weighted and FLAIR sequences, there are multiple subcentimeter round ovoid foci of high signal in the right frontal lobe periventricular white matter, in addition to several subcentimeter lesions in the periventricular and subcortical white matter in the left frontal lobe and the subcortical white matter in the posterior right frontal lobe.
Avatar m tn My first brain MRI with and without contrast lasted about an hour and a half. They started telling me I had 10 minutes left about 40 minutes before it was actually over with (I think to cheer me up?). I recently had another MRI, without contrast, but of my brain, C-spine and T-spine and it lasted about 25 minutes. It probably depends on the machine, how much I moved (or didn't), and the person doing the test.
Avatar f tn I found it odd that the scan without contrast was longer than the one with I just thought they would be of equal time. Thank you for your reply I very much appreciate your thoughts. Best wishes to you also.
Avatar m tn Brain MRI WITH contrast and focusing specifically on the inner-ear area. An MRI without contrast might show an acoustic neuroma, but I think that to rule out even a small acoustic neuroma, you need to have it done with contrast. (That is the "gold standard.
Avatar n tn Recommendation was to proceed with an MRI and/or CT Scan w/contrast fluid to further define the identified 1cm "white matter". The contrast fluid will clarify if the white matter is liquid or a solid. Too early to say what it is.
Avatar f tn The above link tells you pretty much everything you didn't want to know about MRIs. I had a brain MRI one time, I had to be sedated because I was afraid of it, they even have a little mirror in there so you can see out of it, sort of claustrophobic in the machine, and they had a microphone and radio in there so I could talk to the techs. When the machine started up, it was VERY loud, surprised me, kind of made a bumping racket.
Avatar m tn Whatever your doctor orders. MRI is used to rule out things like brain tumors (highly unlikely cause of dizziness). CT is used to look at the bones in your skull--to look for fractures and I"m not sure what else Just go with what your doctor orders, which will be based on your symptoms and/or any other test results. Neither MRI nor CT is "better," they're just used to look for different things. If you have questions about why a particular scan is being ordered, ask your doc.
Avatar f tn s nothing specific to show the demyelination process eg they light up with contrast...... peoples MRI reports will just have a list of alternative causes with MS being just one in the list. The rest from "Meckel's caves bilaterally" to the conclusion is not common MRI language used in relation to MS. I can't tell you anything much about what this section of your report means.
Avatar m tn Nerve damage cannot be detected on an MRI scan with or without contrast. Gliosis or proliferation of astrocytes in central nervous system in response to injury resulting in scar formation can be seen on MRI but not damage. Electromyogram or EMG and nerve conduction velocity NCV study needs to be done to check for nerve damage. Consult a neurologist for assessment and investigation. Take care.
Avatar f tn It can show tumors if large or causing mass effect on adjacent structures but may miss smaller or more subtle tumors. If high clinical concern for tumor, consider MRI brain with and without contrast. However, different clinical scenarios may require tailored approaches. For more info: https://acsearch.acr.
Avatar m tn Will a MRI or CT without contrast pick up a brain aneurysm? I have no family history of this condition.. I am worried going for a MRA today just to calm my nerves without contrast can anyone help ?
1616588 tn?1298639117 Today I had my 2nd scan that they gave me contrast. I feel like I can glow right now. I had a nucluer test done on my parathyroid. I had a MRI done for my Chiari. Don't know how much I can take right now. I am feeling sick to my stomach from the contrast they gave me. She said I wouldn't have any side effects. Sorry tech person..... I really don't get it. I did find a different hospital to go to and it isn't that much farther to go from my house.
Avatar m tn s not something that he does. he ordered simply an MRI of the brain with and without contrast and one that follows a chiari protocol. he said the CT scan doesn't show him much of anything. he wasn't the easiest person to talk to and I was just left very stressed out and confused. are there any risks for having an MRI of your brain with or without contrast?