Radiology Terms


What is Gadolinium and How is it Used in Medical Imaging?

Gadolinium, also known as gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), is a substance used in contrast dye for certain MRI procedures. 

It helps create more detailed images of organs, blood vessels and tissues. It is usually injected through a vein before the scan. MRI studies using gadolinium help doctors diagnose tumors, infection and inflammation.