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NSF & Kidney Problem Resources
Checkout the latest resources for MRI dye, contrast dye, and MRI contrast agents.
MRI Contrast Agents
What are MRI contrast agents? Who needs a MRI contrast agents? Can a MRI contrast agent hurt me? This comprehensive Web site answers all your questions about MRI contrast agents.
MRI Contrast Agents – More Information
Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging have been in use for the past 10 years. These agents improve the resolution of MRI images by increasing the brightness in various parts of the body where the agent resides. Most contrast agents that have been approved for human use are extra cellular, Gadolinium-based agents that have a relatively short residence time in the vascular system. More recently, intracellular agents have been introduced that have longer residence times and allow extended imaging procedures without the need for repeated injections of the agent. Is that good or bad?
Does MRI Contrast Agents Help Detect Cancerous Tumors?
Read the medically technical study by cancer researchers.
New MRI Contrast Agents Helps Detect Breast Cancer
South Korean scientists have developed a MRI contrast agent using manganese oxide nanoparticles. The researchers at Seoul National University note conventional gadolinium complexes used as MRI contrast agents cannot reveal anatomic structures. But the newly developed nanoparticles produced images of the anatomic structures of mouse brains that are as clear as those obtained by histological examination.
What Is Contrast Dye?
Everything you always wanted to know about contrast dye and more plus related links.
MRI Dye and NSF
In May 2007, the Food and Drug Administration ordered the manufacturers of gadolinium MRI dyes to add an additional warning to the label alerting healthcare professionals and kidney patients at risk of getting NSF.
Q&A about MRI Dyes and Procedures
Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the MRI scan procedure and MRI dyes.