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ECR2016: Gadolinium Contrast Agent Safety: Facts and Myths

2016 05 Mar

Over the past 25 years, gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) have been recognised to have exceptional safety profiles with minimal side effects, as three researchers showed in their presentations at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2016) in Vienna. Dr. Richard Semelka of the Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel... Read more

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Spectral CT Transforms Shades of Grey

2015 27 Dec

Radiographic images, such as x-rays, mammograms and computed tomography (CT), help detect diseases like cancer in its early stages when treatment can be most effective. As these images are in black and white, detecting the difference between healthy tissue and abnormalities can be difficult.  Now, a new technology called spectral (colour) computed tomography... Read more

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MRI Contrast Agents: Study Highlights 'Safety Issue'

2015 28 Jun

A new study, published in the journal Investigative Radiology, indicates that repeated use of specific “linear”-type gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) — widely used for diagnostic MRI scans — can lead to deposits of the heavy-metal element gadolinium in the brain. The findings could have a major impact on the multimillion-dollar market for MRI... Read more

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