ALA wrote:I was diagnosed with MS four years ago. I had two MRIs prior to being diagnosed. The first one was of the brain only. No contrast dye was used. The second MRI was of the brain and spine, and I had an IV of dye the whole time I was in the "tube". I was told that all subsequent MRI's for MS throughout my lifetime would require contrast dye.
This coming Saturday I will be having my third MRI, (brain and spine), and I was told by the MRI lab that they would not be using contrast dye. When I questioned them about it, they really didn't seem to have an answer.
Can anyone enlighten me about this? Is contrast dye always used for MS MRIs to show new lesions (when compared to the initial "non-dye" MRI)? Have they stopped using dye because of radioactivity or expense? Should I be concerned? I live in Canada, if that is pertinent.
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