MRI without contrast is the usual MRI procedure which is done without the use of the contrast agent. The results of the MRI procedure are as valuable and relevant as those done with the use of a contrast agent.
What is the difference between MRI with and without contrast? Let’s compare them by efficacy, the ability to evaluate tumors and the level of clarity.
MRI with contrast is required when very detailed images for evaluating the problem are needed. A special tracer agent is injected into the vein of the patient during the MRI procedure. The decision whether to make an MRI with contrast depends on the type of the problem and also depends on the history of the given patient.
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|MRI with contrast||MRI without contrast|
|No need for additional MRI scanning||May require additional MRI scanning|
|Good at measuring a tumor||Ineffective for measuring a tumor|
|Images are clearer and are easier to interpret||Images are less clear and may be hard to interpret|