Can we use MRI contrast in X-ray and special investigations?

What is contrast media?

A contrast media or agent is a substance that used to see vascularity of any lesion or mass. There are many types of contrast are used.

For magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) commonly gadolinium-based contrast media or agents are used but for x-rays and x-ray procedures radiopaque contrast media or agents are used.

So, the answer to this question is no because the most common contrast that is used in Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is gadolinium-based.

The MRI contrast is administered into the body intravenously i.e. contrast is direct injected into your veins.

MRI contrast agents are made up of ferromagnetic elements. These contrast agents must exert a wide magnetic field density.

MRI uses magnets and radio frequency (RF) pulse to generate the image of the internal structures of your body.

So, gadolinium-based contrast media is used in MRI.

For the procedures that use x-rays there is another type of contrast media or agents are used. The contrast media used for x-ray procedures are radiopaque. These contrast agents also used to enhance the quality of internal anatomical structures.

The contrast media used in X-rays are iodine-based, non-iodine based, and barium based. These contrast agents are introduced you’re your body by orally and intravenously depending on the procedure.