28Feb2016
  Gadolinium accumulation   Yes. Although nearly all gadolinium is cleared from the circulation by renal excretion over the first several hours in patients with normal renal function,…
28Feb2016
  Gadolinium in Pregnancy Can gadolinium be given to pregnant women?     Gadolinium contrast freely passes through the placenta, which by the second trimester receives 18-30% of the…
28Feb2016
  Gadolinium in Breast Milk   Intravenous gadolinium contrast appears in breast milk, but only a tiny fraction (0.01%-0.04%) of the total administered dose is excreted in the…
28Feb2016
  Dose in Infants Should the dose of gadolinium be reduced in infants and children?     The dose of gadolinium contrast for infants and children should be the…
28Feb2016
  Gd in infants/children Can gadolinium be given safely to infants and children?     All available evidence suggests that gadolinium-based contrast agents are well tolerated in infants and…
28Feb2016
  Contrast Protocol How do you decide whether to draw labs for renal insufficiency? Who receives contrast, what kind, and in what dose?    All documented cases of…
28Feb2016
  Risk of NSF by contrast agent Do all MR contrast agents carry the same risk of NSF?     The vast majority of NSF cases have been reported…
28Feb2016
  Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) What is NSF? How does gadolinium cause it?       Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a rare, progressive, usually fatal disease characterized by…
28Feb2016
  Nephrotoxity of Gadolinium Is gadolinium contrast nephrotoxic? Can it be given safely to patients with mild renal insufficiency?    Between about 1995 and 2005, high-dose gadolinium contrast…
28Feb2016
  Allergic Reactions I've heard the term "anaphylactoid" applied to contrast agent reactions. What is the difference between this and "anaphylactic"?     The term anaphylaxis refers to an acute allergic…
28Feb2016
  Gadolinium Contrast: Overall Safety How safe are gadolinium contrast agents?     Postmarketing surveillance studies of gadolinium contrast agents worldwide have all demonstrated an extremely low incidence of…
28Feb2016
  Bowel Contrast Agents Do you use bowel contrast agents for abdominal MR imaging?    For routine abdominal imaging, we seldom use any type of enteric contrast agent.…
28Feb2016
  Eovist®/Primovist® Tell me about the liver agent Eovist®. How does it work and when do you use it?    Eovist® (sold as Primovist® outside the USA) is…
28Feb2016
  Ionic v Non-ionic Contrast Are non-ionic gadolinium contrast agents better than ionic ones?     Not necessarily. An analogy is often made to the well-recognized superiority of nonionic iodine-based…
28Feb2016
Key Physical Properties What are the important physical properties to consider when choosing a contrast agent?     The table below lists several key physical properties of commercially-available gadolinium-based…
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