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Gadopentetate (By injection)

Used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Helps images of internal organs and tissues show up better. This medicine is a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA).

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Gadopentetate is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent. Contrast agents are used to help create a clear picture of the body during MRI scans. MRI scans are a special kind of diagnostic procedure. They use magnets and computers to create images or “pictures” of certain areas inside the body. Unlike x-rays, they do not involve ionizing radiation. Gadopentetate is a gadolinium-based… Read more
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Radiological Non-Ionic Contrast Media

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Evidence reviews

Comparison of gadobenate dimeglumine and gadopentetate dimeglumine for Breast MRI Screening: a meta-analysis

BACKGROUND: As a common and essential contrast medium at present, gadobenate dimeglumine has shown better performance than some other agents when applied to Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening (Breast MRI Screening). Nevertheless, reports on the diagnostic performance of these two mediums (gadobenate dimeglumine and gadopentetate dimeglumine) are not completely consistent.

Systematic review and modelling of the cost-effectiveness of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging compared with current existing testing pathways in ischaemic cardiomyopathy

Study found that late gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, stress echocardiography, single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography were all cost-effective strategies to test patients prior to revscularisation of patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy. However, the cost-effectiveness analyses suggested that late gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and revascularising everyone without prior screening were the optimal strategies.

Imaging Techniques for the Diagnosis and Staging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma [Internet]

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary malignant neoplasm of the liver, and accurate diagnosis and staging of HCC are important for guiding treatment and other clinical decisions. A number of imaging modalities are available for detection of HCC in surveillance and nonsurveillance settings, evaluation of focal liver lesions to identify HCC, and staging of HCC. The purpose of this review is to compare the effectiveness of imaging techniques for HCC on test performance, clinical decisionmaking, clinical outcomes, and harms.

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