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  • Question: After surviving for sixteen years with no regrowth, I have been told by my neurologist that I should switch from annual MRIs to having one every other year. For peace of mind, I would prefer annual MRIs, but am concerned about the gadolinium, which I am told contains "heavy metal", and can be dangerous. With this in mind, would you recommend the less frequent MRIs?
  • Answer:07/18/2011
    There is no consensus on the question of 'how often'. Your neurologist's recommendation is reasonable.

    I am not aware of any cumulative toxicity from the gadolinium. Paul M. Zeltzer MD Clinical Professor in Neurosurgery David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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