TITLE

Enhanced Computed Tomography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Choice between Contrast Medium-Induced Nephropathy and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis?

AUTHOR(S)
Thomsen, H. S.; Marckmann, P.; Logager, V. B.
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Acta Radiologica;Aug2007, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p593
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the complications of magnetic resonance imaging, a medical treatment used for patients with reduced renal function. It may indeed be better for the kidneys, but it has been shown that it may be associated with another severe adverse reaction: a potentially disabling and life-threatening disease, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, which may occur in the weeks after exposure to certain extracellular gadolinium-based contrast media.
ACCESSION #
25727005

 

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