The use of gadolinium chelates as an alternative radiographic contrast agent for use with flat panel detector angiography

Ferdinand K. Hui, Frank C. Tong, Jacques E. Dion

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Abstract

Gadolinium chelates can be utilized as a fluoroscopic contrast agent when iodinated contrast is contraindicated. However, the nephrotoxicity of gadolinium at radiographic doses limits its role as fluoroscopic contrast. Gadolinium chelate-enhanced digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is particularly limited by the kV of DSA, where gadolinium chelates are relatively more radiolucent. Flat panel detectors improve conspicuity of gadolinium chelates during DSA and should be employed where possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurointerventional surgery
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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