What is a contrast x-ray?

Answer Organic contrast media--either injected or swallowed--has been commonly used in conjunction with X-rays since the 1950s. Contrast media is an excellent way to detect masses and structural abnormali... Read More »

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Spinal MRI Contrast Vs Non Contrast?

According to the American College of Radiology (ACR), an MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a diagnostic tool that can be performed with or without contrast. A spinal MRI helps a doctor to dete... Read More »

Which is better: 3000000:1 contrast ratio tv or 150000:1 contrast ratio?

3000000:1 is technically better (higher the better).However, do not trust the advertised contrast ratio of TVs. It now means nothing. (It was useful when brands didn't cheats a few years ago, but n... Read More »

Is the contrast dye used in an IVP the same as the dye used in an MRI?

An IVP, which is an x-ray procedure that is done to evaluate kidney function, uses an iodine-based contrast that is injected. An MRI is a magnetic imaging procedure that is used to evaluate many bo... Read More »

What is the contrast used in an MRI?

Gadolinium is a contrast dye commonly used in magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. This contrast agent is injected intravenously prior to an MRI test and helps the radiologist better visualize the r... Read More »