Why would doctor decide mid MRI to add contrast?

I went for an MRI on Brain and Spine today. We got to the end and the radiographer said the doctor looking at the scan wanted to do some more with contrast, which they then did. It wasn't originally planned to be with contrast. What would be the reason for the doctor to want to add it while he's looking at scans? 

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Contrast dye is used to give more details.

    Especially useful where some tissues are involved.

    I had contrast dye for a better view where I had scarring in my back due to a prior surgery.

    You're lucky the doctor was there looking at the scans!

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  • Roddy
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    3 weeks ago

    Something is showing up, but not well enough for the doctor to properly diagnose, so he wants alternative pictures to help him.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    He found something he needed to see in more detail.

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