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Gadolinium contrast necessary in ‘countless’ MRIs, safety research encouraged

Gadolinium contrast necessary in ‘countless’ MRIs, safety research encouraged
November 7, 2017

On Nov. 1, Chuck Norris, Hollywood actor and martial artist, took on a new type of battle: fighting against medical device manufacturers in a lawsuit alleging that his wife contracted gadolinium poisoning from a contrast agent used for an MRI scan.

The FDA approved gadolinium-based contrast agents in 1988 and since then they have been used in more than 300 million patients worldwide to guide diagnosis and treatment, according to a position statement by the American College of Radiology (ACR) published in May 2016.

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Several clinician characteristics predict low-value imaging

September 26, 2017
Several clinician characteristics, including clinician specialty, imaging for the prior patient, ownership of imaging equipment and high rates of low-value imaging, are…
In the Journals

Study explores image guidance based on MRI for spinal interstitial laser thermotherapy

June 15, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated image guidance based on MRI for laser interstitial thermotherapy of a spinal metastasis was viable. Researchers retrospectively…

Optical topographic imaging seen as efficient, accurate navigation technique for cervical spine

May 18, 2017
According to a presentation from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, optical topographic imaging is an efficient, novel…
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