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Parkinsonism Risk From Gadolinium-Enhanced MRIs 'Insignificant'

2016 05 Jul

A study of about 247,000 elderly patients who were subject to gadolinium-enhanced MRIs has shown that there was no significant association between exposure to the contrast agent and parkinsonism. The study was conducted because of growing safety concerns over retained gadolinium in the globus pallidi (an area of the brain), whereas neurotoxic effects... Read more

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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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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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