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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Oct 25, 2018

Every time you order an MRI with contrast, you should think to yourself, "Why do I need contrast?"

Then, "If I need contrast, what are the risks?" This week, a show all about the risks of routine neuroimaging.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Little Glass Men, Loyalty Freak Music, and Kevin McLeod. Sound effects by Mike Koenig, Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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