Gadolinium Retention and Breast MRI Screening: More Harm Than Good?

Francesco Sardanelli et al. The purpose of this article is to describe the risk-benefit balance of contrast-enhanced breast MRI (CE-BMRI) screening. CE-BMRI confers risk of effects associated with administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), including nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and gadolinium retention. The risk-benefit balance of CE-BMRI screening is favorable for carriers of BRCA, TP53, or […]

The Debate Over Gadolinium MRI Contrast Toxicity One of the biggest concerns in radiology in recent years is the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Radiologists and patients began to question the safety of gadolinium a few years ago when a study came out in late 2014 showing the agent is deposited and retained in […]

What Are the Risks of Ultrasound and MRI to the Fetus?

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Magdalena Maria Woźniak “Diagnostic ultrasound studies of the fetus are generally considered safe during pregnancy,” reports Practice Guideline for the Performance of Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations published by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in 2007. On the other hand, there are numerous publications warning that, “although diagnostic ultrasound has had an excellent safety […]

Brain Changes after COVID Revealed by Imaging

Randy L. Gollub Imaging before and after infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus reveals substantial changes in the brain after infection. The work sets an example for the high standards required in large longitudinal neuroimaging studies.