westie California
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Thanks for reply Dr. Corenman,

One last question please, I still have a number of issues after surgery, i.e muscle spams, left arm pain, dizziness, left anterior chest pain, etc. My neurosurgeon ordered cervical spine MRI (Rx:Cervical Radiculopathy 722.81). My insurance company had their doctors review my files and they denied request, and stated they will approve MRI with and without contrast.

Can you explain why a contrast MRI would be beneficial over non contrast? My surgeon stated he is having a peer to peer and does not want a contrast scan. I am confused. Thanks