Gd-DTPA

Definition / meaning of Gd-DTPA

A substance used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help make clear pictures of the brain, spine, heart, soft tissue of joints, and inside bones. Gd-DTPA is being studied in the diagnosis of cancer. It is a type of contrast agent. Also called gadopentetate dimeglumine and Magnevist.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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