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M Eliezer, G Poillon, A Gillibert, J Horion, Y Cruypeninck, E Gerardin, N Magne, A Attyé
PURPOSE: To compare the degree of enhancement of the perilymph between two macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents (gadobutrol and gadoterate meglumine) in patients with Meniere's disease at 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MRI examinations of 20 patients with Meniere's disease obtained 4hours after a single intravenous dose of macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents were retrospectively compared. Ten patients (median age: 58...
February 1, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Niccolo Fuin, Onofrio Antonio Catalano, Michele Scipioni, Lisanne P W Canjels, David Izquierdo, Stefano Pedemonte, Ciprian Catana
Purpose: We present an approach for concurrent reconstruction of respiratory motion compensated abdominal DCE-MRI and PET data in an integrated PET/MR scanner. The MR and PET reconstructions share the same motion vector fields (MVFs) derived from radial MR data; the approach is robust to changes in respiratory pattern and do not increase the total acquisition time. Methods: PET and DCE-MRI data of 12 oncological patients were simultaneously acquired for 6 minutes on an integrated PET/MR system after administration of 18 F-FDG and gadoterate meglumine...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Monica M Forbes-Amrhein, Jonathan R Dillman, Andrew T Trout, Bernadette L Koch, Julie M Dickerson, Richard M Giordano, Alexander J Towbin
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to determine the frequency and severity of acute allergic-like reactions to gadolinium-based contrast media (GBCM) in children before, during, and after the transition from gadopentetate dimeglumine to gadoterate meglumine as our primary clinical GBCM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained for this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant retrospective investigation. Allergic-like reactions to GBCM in pediatric patients were retrospectively assessed from January 2009 to January 2017, which included a departmental change of GBCM from gadopentetate dimeglumine to gadoterate meglumine...
January 15, 2018: Investigative Radiology
Marlène Rasschaert, Andréa Emerit, Nathalie Fretellier, Cécile Factor, Philippe Robert, Jean-Marc Idée, Claire Corot
OBJECTIVES: This preclinical study was designed to compare gadolinium (Gd) brain uptake after repeated injections of a macrocyclic Gd-based contrast agent (GBCA) (gadoterate meglumine) or 2 linear GBCAs (L-GBCAs) (gadobenate dimeglumine or gadodiamide) on a translational model of moderate renal impairment in rats. METHODS: The study was carried out in subtotally nephrectomized rats. Animals received 4 intravenous injections per week of GBCA (gadoterate meglumine, gadobenate dimeglumine, or gadodiamide) for 5 weeks, resulting in a cumulative dose of 12 mmol/kg, followed by a 1-month injection-free period...
January 12, 2018: Investigative Radiology
Otso Arponen, Mazen Sudah, Anna Sutela, Mikko Taina, Amro Masarwah, Timo Liimatainen, Ritva Vanninen
To retrospectively evaluated the influence of administration of the gadolinium based intravenous contrast agent (G-CA) on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in ADC maps generated using multiple b value combinations. A total of 106 women underwent bilateral 3.0 T breast MRI. As an internal validation, diffusion-weighted imaging (b values of 0, 200, 400, 600, 800 s/mm2) was performed before and after the G-CA (gadoterate meglumine (0.2 ml/kg, 3 ml/s)). Whole lesion and fibroglandular tissue (FGT) covering region-of-interests (ROIs) were drawn on the b = 800 s/mm2 images; ROIs were then propagated to multiple retrospectively generated ADC maps...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Young Jin Ryu, Young Hun Choi, Jung-Eun Cheon, Woo-Jin Lee, Subin Park, Ji Eun Park, Woo Sun Kim, In-One Kim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify the signal intensity (SI) changes in the dentate nucleus (DN) and the globus pallidus (GP) on unenhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images after multiple administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in children and compare those changes between linear and macrocyclic GBCAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board and the requirement for informed consent was waived...
April 2018: Investigative Radiology
Yoshifumi Noda, Satoshi Goshima, Tomohiro Namimoto, Norihiro Shinkawa, Masataka Nakagawa, Kimihiro Kajita, Hiroshi Kawada, Nobuyuki Kawai, Yukichi Tanahashi, Masayuki Matsuo, Kyongtae T Bae, Toshinori Hirai, Yasuyuki Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous acquisition of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and diagnostic images is challenging in contrast-enhanced upper abdominal MRI. PURPOSE: To evaluate the image quality of MRA of the abdomen acquired simultaneously with diagnostic MR images, and to compare the contrast effect, conspicuity of aortic branches, and pancreatic lesions in MRA between gadobutrol and gadoterate meglumine. STUDY TYPE: Prospective. POPULATION: Eighty-eight patients with known and suspected upper abdominal disease...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Aritrick Chatterjee, Dianning He, Xiaobing Fan, Shiyang Wang, Teodora Szasz, Ambereen Yousuf, Federico Pineda, Tatjana Antic, Melvy Mathew, Gregory S Karczmar, Aytekin Oto
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to test high temporal resolution dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for different zones of the prostate and evaluate its performance in the diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa). Determine whether the addition of ultrafast DCE-MRI improves the performance of multiparametric MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 20) with pathologically confirmed PCa underwent preoperative 3T MRI with T2-weighted, diffusion-weighted, and high temporal resolution (~2...
November 20, 2017: Academic Radiology
Sigrid Otnes, Niels Fogh-Andersen, Janne Rømsing, Henrik S Thomsen
Objective: To provide a clinically relevant overview of the analytical interference by contrast agents (CA) in laboratory blood test measurements. Materials and Methods: The effects of five CAs, gadobutrol, gadoterate meglumine, gadoxetate disodium, iodixanol, and iomeprol, were studied on the 29 most frequently performed biochemical assays. One-day-old plasma, serum, and whole blood were spiked with doses of each agent such that the gadolinium agents and the iodine agents reached concentrations of 0...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
R Demoulin, R Poyet, E Capilla, M Cardinale, A V Tortat, F Pons, F-X Brocq, C Jego, G Foucault, G-R Cellarier
Kounis syndrome is an allergic acute coronary syndrome. It occurs on healthy or pathological arteries. Its complications, although often benign, can lead to cardiac arrest and death. Its triggering factors are multiple and include contrast products used in diagnostic imaging. We report the case of an 81 years old patient affected by hepatocellular carcinoma, who presented a type 2 Kounis syndrome with inferior myocardial infarction, complicated by cardiac arrest related to complete heart block following a gadoteric acid injection...
November 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Gaetano Perrotta, Thierry Metens, Julie Absil, Marc Lemort, Mario Manto
Sound evidence of gadolinium accumulation in brain has been recently provided after repeated administrations of linear gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), especially at the cerebellum level. Although data regarding brain accumulation of macrocyclic GBCAs are more reassuring, there is now a genuine concern ("gadolinium-phobia") about possible long-term consequences of gadolinium deposits, especially in terms of cerebellar sequelae. We, therefore, questioned about the clinical impact of serial administration of gadoterate meglumine, a macrocyclic GBCA...
November 2017: Journal of Neurology
Alessandra Splendiani, Marco Perri, Claudia Marsecano, Valentina Vellucci, Giulia Michelini, Antonio Barile, Ernesto Di Cesare
PURPOSE: To perform T1 signal intensity (SI) measurements in the dentate nuclei of adult patients with confirmed multiple sclerosis (MS) after serial administrations of the macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), gadoterate meglumine and gadobutrol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board and informed consent was waived. A review of our PACS database for the period from March 1, 2007 to July 31, 2016 revealed 158 confirmed MS patients who received exclusively either gadoterate meglumine (n = 81) or gadobutrol (n = 77) for diagnosis and follow-up...
September 27, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
Miski Aghnia Khairinisa, Yusuke Takatsuru, Izuki Amano, Khongorzul Erdene, Takahito Nakajima, Satomi Kameo, Hiroshi Koyama, Yoshito Tsushima, Noriyuki Koibuchi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of perinatal exposure to gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast agents (GBCAs) on the behavior of adulthood offspring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnant Balb/C mice (n = 5 per group) were intravenously injected with gadoterate meglumine (Magnescope, macrocyclic GBCA), gadodiamide (Omniscan, linear GBCA), or vehicle from pregnancy day 15 to 19, corresponding to embryonic day 15 to 19 of the fetus, at 2 mmol/kg body weight per day...
September 14, 2017: Investigative Radiology
Philip Hoelter, Stefan Lang, Marina Weibart, Manuel Schmidt, Michael F X Knott, Tobias Engelhorn, Marco Essig, Stephan Kloska, Arnd Doerfler
PURPOSE: Gadobutrol (GB) is reported to provide improved relaxivity and concentration compared to gadoterate (GT). This study was designed to intraindividually compare quantitative and qualitative enhancement characteristics of GB to GT in cervicocranial magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of patients with cerebrovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Patients (n = 54) with CVD underwent two identical contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) examinations of the cervical and intracranial vasculature in randomized order, using GB and GT in equimolar dose...
December 2017: Neuroradiology
Mario Scala, Meriam Koob, Sophie de Buttet, Philippe Bourrinet, Mathieu Felices, Elzbieta Jurkiewicz
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetic profile of gadoterate meglumine in pediatric patients younger than 2 years; the secondary objectives were to document its efficacy and safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a Phase IV open-label, prospective study conducted in 9 centers (4 countries). Forty-five patients younger than 2 years with normal estimated glomerular filtration rate and scheduled to undergo routine gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of any organ were included and received a single intravenous injection of gadoterate meglumine (0...
September 12, 2017: Investigative Radiology
Ketan B Ghaghada, Zbigniew A Starosolski, Saakshi Bhayana, Igor Stupin, Chandreshkumar V Patel, Rohan C Bhavane, Haijun Gao, Andrey Bednov, Chandrasekhar Yallampalli, Michael Belfort, Verghese George, Ananth V Annapragada
INTRODUCTION: Non-invasive 3D imaging that enables clear visualization of placental margins is of interest in the accurate diagnosis of placental pathologies. This study investigated if contrast-enhanced MRI performed using a liposomal gadolinium blood-pool contrast agent (liposomal-Gd) enables clear visualization of the placental margins and the placental-myometrial interface (retroplacental space). Non-contrast MRI and contrast-enhanced MRI using a clinically approved conventional contrast agent were used as comparators...
September 2017: Placenta
Simona Bussi, Alessandra Coppo, Catherine Botteron, Valérie Fraimbault, Antonello Fanizzi, Elisa De Laurentiis, Sonia Colombo Serra, Miles A Kirchin, Fabio Tedoldi, Federico Maisano
PURPOSE: To compare the levels of gadolinium in the blood, cerebrum, cerebellum, liver, femur, kidneys, and skin after multiple exposure of rats to the macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) gadoterate, gadobutrol, and gadoteridol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty male Wistar Han rats were randomized to three exposure groups (n = 15 per group) and one control group (n = 5). Animals in the exposure groups received a total of 20 GBCA administrations (four administrations per week for 5 consecutive weeks) at a dose of 0...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Khongorzul Erdene, Takahito Nakajima, Satomi Kameo, Miski Aghnia Khairinisa, Oyunbold Lamid-Ochir, Amartuvshin Tumenjargal, Noriyuki Koibuchi, Hiroshi Koyama, Yoshito Tsushima
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of pregnancy and type of gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast agents (GBCAs) on organ retention of Gd in mother and pup mice after maternal administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gd-DTPA-BMA (gadodiamide) or Gd-DOTA (gadoterate dimeglumine) was administered (2.0 mmol/kg of maternal weight) four times to pregnant Balb/c mice from gestational day 16-19, respectively. At 28 days after birth, they were euthanized and their organs (blood, brain, liver, kidney, spleen, and bone) were removed for the measurement of Gd by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
October 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
Silvano Filice, Girolamo Crisi, Gunter Erb
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the arterial input function (AIF) and tissue enhancement time curve (tissue function [TF]) obtained after the administration of a half-dose gadobenate dimeglumine (0.05-mmol/kg body weight [bw]) compared with a full dose (0.1-mmol/kg bw) of a standard-relaxivity contrast agent. METHODS: We enrolled 40 adult patients with glioblastoma in an interindividual comparative study. Patients were randomized to 1 of the 2 study arms: 20 patients received 0...
November 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
K R Maravilla, D San-Juan, S J Kim, G Elizondo-Riojas, J R Fink, W Escobar, A Bag, D R Roberts, J Hao, C Pitrou, A J Tsiouris, E Herskovits, J B Fiebach
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Effective management of patients with brain tumors depends on accurate detection and characterization of lesions. This study aimed to demonstrate the noninferiority of gadoterate meglumine versus gadobutrol for overall visualization and characterization of primary brain tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, randomized, controlled intraindividual, crossover, noninferiority study included 279 patients. Both contrast agents (dose = 0...
September 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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