Radiology 2021 Sep 21:210553. Epub 2021 Sep 21.
From the Diagnostic Imaging Research Unit, Clinic for Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Clinical Diagnostics and Services (H.R.), Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife (L.F.M.), and Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (A.K.), Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 258c, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland; Clinic for Neuroradiology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany (H.R., A.R.); Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Münster, Münster, Germany (P.B., C.D., S.F., M.S., U.K.); Clinical Neuroimaging, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn, Germany (A.R.); and Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany (A.X., A.J.).
Background There is an ongoing scientific debate about the degree and clinical importance of gadolinium deposition in the brain and other organs after administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). While most published data focus on gadolinium deposition in the brain, other organs are rarely investigated. Purpose To compare gadolinium tissue concentrations in various organs 10 weeks after one injection (comparable to a clinically applied dose) of linear and macrocyclic GBCAs in a large-animal model. Read More