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Old 05-23-2009, 11:36 AM
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Default PWS - MRI - hospital intend to use no dye - is that ok?

Hi,

Our newborn has a PWS (early days but pretty certain) and the hospital (here in the UK) have booked him in for an MRI - for SWS diagnosis i assume due to the marks location.

I was surprised that they seemed to be going against the NHS/Great Ormond street advice that a gadolinium contrast agent should be used - and instead intend to use no dye.

Any thoughts on this ? Is it a lower quality investigation? What reasons might they have for not using a dye and are they valid?

All help appreciated

Cheers, Karl (newbie)
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:58 AM
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I am not sure, but I've only heard of contrast being necessary. I would encourage you to mail Anne Comi the SWS expert for VBF. You can find her information on the main page of this website.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:49 AM
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