MRI Contrast Gadolinium Toxicity

European regulators want some forms of Gadolinium contrast agents pulled from the market.

PRAC concludes assessment of gadolinium agents used in body scans and recommends regulatory actions, including suspension for some marketing authorisations.

The linear gadolinium products gadobenic acid, gadopentetic acid, gadodiamide, and gadoversetamide.

http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/news_and_events/news/2017/03/news_detail_002708.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac058004d5c1

http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Press_release/2017/03/WC500223209.pdf

The element Gadolinium (Gd) is commonly used as a contrast dye during MRI's while looking for CSF Leaks.

Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents (GBCA) are intravenous drugs used in diagnostic imaging procedures to enhance the quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).

The FDA has issued safety alerts about this usage.

Gadolinium had been linked with Brain Abnormalities on MRI.

See also High Signal Intensity in the Dentate Nucleus and Globus Pallidus on Unenhanced T1-weighted MR Images: Relationship with Increasing Cumulative Dose of a Gadolinium-based Contrast Material.

Hubby asked Dr Gray about this and she replied that they no longer use Gadolinium.

Gadolinium is in the 'Heavy Metal' class and accumulates in the body. Such metal accumulations can lead to chronic fatigue, issues with Thyroid such as being cold all of the time, and memory impairments. Chelation Therapy is the usual method of removing accumulation of Gd. It must be done by someone knowledgeable, the wrong treatment will make you worse.

2014/07/06 21:08 · bpaddock · 0 Comments
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