That’s reassuring about your mri results. Although I’m not sure the mri machine they are using it could be something low power like a 1.5T rather than a 3T or 5T. I will find out Monday morning when I have my scan and ask which machine it is, if it’s a 1.5 I may also get a second mri with a 3T Or 5T mri, only if it is a 1.5T that has poorer quality images Monday morning. I will find out soon.Gadolinium contrast dye is very bad and you should just tell them "No". Be firm. They'll back off. They like their nice clear crisp pictures but the ones they get without the poisonous gadolinium dye work just fine too. I had an MRI fall of 2020. I declined the gadolinium. The pathologist could see the fatty liver and the inflamed stage 1 ureteral obstruction and the 1mm lesion on my pancreas just fine.
info about gadolinium:
FDA requires new warning and Med Guide about GBCAs for MRI remaining in the body. No harm found with contrast retention but safety research will continue.www.fda.gov
"The acute tolerance and toxicities of various chemical forms of gadolinium, including free elemental and chelated forms, are well known and have been extensively studied (9,10). Much of the toxicity of elemental gadolinium is derived from its position in the periodic table in the middle of the lanthanide series of rare earth metals. Gadolinium has an ionic radius of 0.94 Å, a value that is nearly identical to elemental calcium, 0.99 Å (10). As such, it is capable of competing with calcium in myriad biophysical processes, including interaction and interference with calcium-dependent cellular and biochemical pathways within the reticuloendothelial system, calcium-dependent enzymatic reactions, ion channel function, and cellular phagocytosis. However, as gadolinium is a trivalent cation in its normal oxidation state, it binds to and interacts with relevant biomolecules with a much higher affinity than does the divalent calcium atom (10). Such interaction may adversely alter the enzyme kinetics of affected biologic processes, resulting in disruption of cellular homeostasis, cellular dysfunction, and injury."
"Gadolinium is a rare earth metal that aligns with an MRI’s powerful magnetic field, but it is also toxic, so in its injectable form the metal is bound to chelating molecules to block its dangerous effects. Most of these molecules are then filtered through the kidneys and eliminated.
But there is growing evidence that tiny particles of gadolinium remain in the body – including the brain – causing serious side effects in some people, says kidney researcher Brent Wagner, MD, an associate professor in The University of New Mexico Department of Internal Medicine.
“We’ve come to the conclusion if a living organism gets this stuff there’s a chance that these weird particles can form, and my suspicion is this is what triggers this reaction,” says Wagner, who also serves as a staff physician at the Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque. “It’s probably distributing everywhere in the body once someone gets it.”
Reports first started emerging about 15 years ago that some patients who had received the gadolinium contrast agent were experiencing a painful, debilitating skin condition called systemic fibrosis, which causes skin thickening and tightening in the joints and extremities, as well as internal organ damage.
At first, it was assumed that the reaction only occurred in patients with pre-existing kidney disease, but it later became clear that it also occurs in people with healthy kidneys, Wagner says.
“The kidneys themselves are not the problem,” he says. “There is long-term retention of gadolinium – a known toxic metal – regardless of the brand and irrespective of kidney function. There are thousands of members of social media groups focused on the chronic adverse effects of gadolinium-based contrast agents.”
I’ve been doing my research on gadolinium and it seems like terrible stuff with little knowledge how to solve it if you had a bad reactions so I’ve told them no for sure!