I am due to have an MRI Aorta for suspected Takayasu Arteritis. On the referral form, it says ‘with contrast’, however, I really want to avoid contrast and would like this done without. I have asked a few places and some radiologists have said I do need the contrast while others are saying I may not need it.
Have any of you been diagnosed without contrast? I am worried to go ahead without and then find that it provides no info at all. But I am very keen to do so, so as to avoid the contrast. If it provides less info I am ok with this, as long as it does provide sufficient information to be diagnosed.
If anyone has been diagnosed without contrast or know that it can be, I would be most grateful if you could tell me.