Did you know, a renal patient should NOT receive an MRI with contrast? There are many reasons for receiving an MRI, those of you with seizure complications may have more reason for an MRI than others. The agent Gadolinium a non-radioactive agent that allows a clearer picture for doctors has also been found to cause Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis or Nephrogenic Fribrosing Dermopathy in people with renal insufficiency. This is a man-made disease caused by the renal patient's inability to rid the contrast from the body. The determination of this man-made disease was made in 1997. It is debilitating and sometimes fatal condition. It causes discoloration and thickening of the skin and connective tissues which inhibits movement which may result in broken bones, muscle weakness and scarring of the internal organs. Liver patients with any degree of renal insuffieciecy should also avoid MRIs using Gadollinium.