difference between "with contrast/ without"?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by emiltim, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. emiltim

    emiltim New Member

    I forgot to ask: what is the difference between these in an mri brain scan? I know Rachel mentioned something about it, but I'm a little foggy....
    thanks! -Julie
  2. vp

    vp New Member

    With Contrast= they put an IV that injects a fluid that can be picked up by the magnets in the MRI.
    Without Contrast -no needles required yeah!!

    I had one I remember being able to feel warm as the stuff came up my arm, and I could even feel it go down my legs.
  3. emiltim

    emiltim New Member

    oh,my! That's just creepy.... They ordered with AND without contrast. Luckily I'll be nice and drugged. lol