Has anyone's child had a contrast MRI? my "child" is a young adult athlete whose orthopedic is asking for a contrast MRI to get a better view of a shoulder injury. (first one isn't good enough i suppose) I have heard/read the contrast agent can be harmful to the kidneys and, in rare instances, can cause permanent damage. "individuals with abnormal kidney function are at increased risk for NSF (nephrogenic systemic fibrosis)" my son has lived with type 1 for 21 years, no problems, and i feel as if this contrast agent has more risk than benefit for him. he has never shown signs of kidney problems and that's a very good thing! would you be comfortable having that dye used considering the warning it carries?