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Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in General Health
Question: I have an MRI tomorrow. I ingested THC, will that effect the contrast? I know I can't have NSAIDS or blood thinners, just wondering if I need to reschedule.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You can go for the MRI scan tomorrow

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read throguh your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. There is no adverse event going to happen due to contrast during MRI scan if you have taken THC today.

2. THC will not affect the MRI scan or the contrast ability to detect lesions.

3. In conclusion, you can go for the MRI tomorrow.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
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