Is administration of gadolinium-based contrast media to pregnant women and small children justified?
Article first published online: 16 SEP 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 750–757, October 2011
How to Cite
Sundgren, P. C. and Leander, P. (2011), Is administration of gadolinium-based contrast media to pregnant women and small children justified?. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging, 34: 750–757. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22413
- Issue published online: 16 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 16 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 29 JAN 2010
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The use of gadolinium-based contrast media in pregnant or lactating women has been discouraged at many radiology departments due to the lack of knowledge of the risks for the fetus and the unwillingness to expose neonates to unnecessary drugs. In the present review the current literature and present guidelines regarding the use of gadolinium-based contrast media have been reviewed to validate the justification for their administration to pregnant or lactating women and small children. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2011;. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.