Since March 2015 there have been reports of some Gadolinium based contrasts (for MRI) building up in the dentate nucleus of the brain and the basal ganglia of the brain. No one wants a test to permanently change your brain tissue. We use contrasts that DO NOT DO THIS.
Want to know more about the safe contrast concept? Call us. Ask questions. We are the only ones that have used safe contrast since 2007! The contrast that we use - is Eovist in renal impaired patients. We use Prohance at 3T and Multihance at 1.5T. We have done this since 2007. We also have 3T MRI scanners - the highest quality. You can see 40% more lesions in MS. You see more lesions and more subtle lesions earlier. 3T is better.
Dr. Philip W. Chao has done MRI since 1984. When he learned about nephrogenic systemic sclerosis (NSF) he read about thermal stability and association constants for MR chelated gadolinium compounds. Even though there are at least 7 marketed contrasts only a few of them are 2nd or 3rd generation and more stabile. These more stabile contrasts have been so far shown to not accumulate in the brain. If they do accumulate it would be at much lower rates than the earlier contrasts. Magnevist, Optimark and other less safe contrasts should NOT be used. Most physicians are unaware of this potential and even if you ask some radiologists they might be unaware. The FDA has issued a warning about Gadolinium based contrasts but has not specified that some are safe than others. You have to read the scientific papers from Bracco and Guerbet to see that these contrasts are safer. I am trying to use this website to educate and help people all over the world. PLEASE ASK WHICH CONTRAST your MRI facility uses. This is IMPORTANT.
MRi Consultants LLC
Newark and Lewes 3T MRI
DTI CAPABILITY IN LEWES
1 CENTURIAN DRIVE STE 107
NEWARK DE 19713
LEWES DE 19958
Phone: +1 302 2953367 +1 302 2953367
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