Request your MRI without the contrast. Not only is it safer but it will be about 10% less expensive. The contrast agent is called GBCAs (gadolinium-based contrast agents) or gadolinium. As of yet, there is not a safer alternative available. The contrast is causing gadolinium toxicity.
The FDA says to "limit GBCA use to circumstances in which additional information provided by the contrast agent is necessary and assess the necessity of repetitive MRIs with GBCAs."
The medical folks say that the contrast will be flushed out in your urine, and that the MRI will not be effective without contrast. It is their standard push. It's a lie and the reality is showing something different. It's basically heavy metals that are leaving deposits in the brain.
- Radiologists do not routinely report gadolinium deposition
- Is Common MRI Contrast Dye Safe? What You Need to Know
- GE Failed to Adequately Warn about Dangers of its MRI Dye, Jury Finds
- 2019 - Gadolinium-based contrast agents: why nephrologists need to be concerned
- 2018 - Letter signed by executives from Bayer, Bracco, GE & Guerbet
Gadolinium from gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) may remain in the body for months to years after injection; New class warning, patient counseling, and a medication guide
- Dr. Richard Semelka, a leading expert in Radiology for body MRI and gadolinium toxicity. Dr. Semelka has written over 370 peer-reviewed papers and 16 text-books, and has presented his work at conferences all over the world. He has been a pioneer on the entity of gadolinium deposition disease.
- Symptoms Associated with Gadolinium Toxicity
- The Pathophysiology and Retention of Gadolinium
- Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent Accumulation and Toxicity: An Update
- Critical Questions Regarding Gadolinium Deposition in the Brain and Body
- Educate Yourself about Gadolinium
- "MRI Dye" - informational blog