MRI Dangers

Gadolinium from Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) used for contrast-enhanced MRIs and MRAs. GBCAs are generally thought to be safe to use in patients with good kidney function. However, retention of Gadolinium is known to have serious consequences including the incurable and potentially life-threatening disease known as Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis or NSF.