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#517870 - 12/02/17 05:56 AM MRI Using STIR - No Contrast Necessary
MollyC1i Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16206370/

Magnetic resonance imaging of inflammatory lesions in the spine in ankylosing spondylitis clinical trials: is paramagnetic contrast medium necessary?
Hermann KG, et al. J Rheumatol. 2005.
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Good news - so, when going for an MRI of the spine, ensure that the radiologist uses the STIR sequences.
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#517871 - 12/02/17 11:40 AM Re: MRI Using STIR - No Contrast Necessary [Re: MollyC1i]
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Molly, I just had an MRI and my doctor said I didn’t need contrast. My co-pay was 50%. So I guess I paid $600 and it wasn’t done right?? Maybe I’m missing something, I’m just so frustrated with all of the medical professionals!

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#517876 - 12/03/17 04:29 AM Re: MRI Using STIR - No Contrast Necessary [Re: MollyC1i]
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I wonder what the medical professionals make of us?

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#517880 - 12/03/17 11:02 AM Re: MRI Using STIR - No Contrast Necessary [Re: AnitaC]
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AnitaC - No, you do not need contrast dyes. That is what the article is about ! Just ensure they do the STIR sequences -
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