Metal-Free MRI Contrast Agent Could Be Safer For Some Patients, MIT Study Reveals

Published: Jul 13, 2017

To enhance the visibility of organs as they are scanned with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), patients are usually injected with a compound known as a contrast agent before going into the scanner. The most commonly used MRI contrast agents are based on the metal gadolinium; however, these metal compounds can be harmful for young children or people with kidney problems.

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