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Can an MRI without contrast identify a fatty liver?

Hi, Sarah.

To my knowledge, yes; an MRI without contrast can identify a fatty liver. However, I am only the photographer. I am not trained to interpret the images.

For a definitive answer, you should ask a radiologist. There may be cases of which I'm not aware where contrast is necessary.

Hope this helps,


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Delia White


Please do not ask me to diagnose or interpret images. I am not qualified to do so. I will reject all questions asking for my interpretation of images. I am the photographer, not the physician. I cannot "read" x-rays. Please consult a physician for that information. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.


I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology and am registered as an X-ray, CT and MRI Technologist.

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