Does getting an MRI without contrast reveal brain tumors?

I got an MRI last week of my brain and it came back negative but I am panicking because the neurologist ordered for no contrast. I hear no contrast won't show a brain tumor. Is this true?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Only your doctor knows why they didn't order an MRI with no contrast, but a contrast is not always necessary.

    Also, the MRI alone itself can show if there are tumors or not. No need to panic.

    • Diane A
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      yes again. no brain tumor

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes. Brain tumors show up on x rays.

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  • y
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No contrast showed the mass in my head, turned out not to be cancer but it still picked it up.

    • Queen😍
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      What you mean ?

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  • 2 months ago

    Almost always.

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  • 2 months ago

    So, you are saying you had a brain scan but nothing developed?

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    • LAN
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      He has no brain.   He proves this by constantly posting the same idiocy over and over.

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