OptiMARK MRI Dye - Gadolinium

FDA Warns of OptiMark/Gadolinium MRI Dye Use
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked manufacturers of certain dyes used to differentiate normal and abnormal tissues in an MRI scan to include a new boxed warning on the product labeling of all gadolinium based contrast agents.

Gadolinium Dye Used In MRI Scans Stirs Controversy
A metallic dye used in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans has been linked to a disease known as NSF/NFD (nephrogenic systemic fibrosis/nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy) and is currently the subject of at least one lawsuit.

GE Healthcare’s Omniscan Could Cause Injury
GE Healthcare, a part of General Electric, makes Omniscan, a dye that is used in MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiography). For most people, the dye leaves the body after being used in testing, but for others - particular

Bayer Healthcare’s Magnevist May Cause Serious Injury
Bayer Healthcare's dye, Magnevist, which is used during MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging )and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiography), may cause a condition known as NSF/NFD (nephrogenic systemic fibrosis or nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy).

Bracco Diagnostic’s Multihance May Cause Injury
Multihance, a contrast agent, or dye, used in MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging )and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiography), has been listed in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning as being linked to crippling disease called NSF/NFD (Nephrogenic sys

Prohance May Cause NSF/NFD
The dye, Prohance, manufactured by Bracco Diagnostics, has been linked to a disease called NSF/NFD (nephrogenic systemic fibrosis / nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy). The disease can be debilitating, painful and even result in death.

MRI Dyes: 1 Out Of 20 May Contract Debilitating Disease
In a recent MSNBC article, a Yale dermatologist reported that as many as one out of 20 kidney patients may contract a debilitating disease after using contrast agents (dyes) that are common in the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) process.

Gadolinium & NSF/NFD: The Facts
The contrast dye, gadolinium, has been linked to the painful and often fatal diseases known as Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD). We asked Benjamin Locklar, an Alabama attorney whose practice represents client

Gadolinium: Why Hasn’t It Been Recalled?
Gadolinium, the contrast dye that is used in MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiography) has come under fire from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who issued a black box warning on the dye in 2007. Yet, it conti

Gadolinium: Investigations & Litigation Continue
The link between the contrast dye gadolinium used in MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiography) and the often fatal diseases NSF and NFD continue to be investigated by the medical and legal community. For the current stat

Gadolinium Injury: Consumer Advice
If you've been given the contrast dye gadolinium while undergoing an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or MRA (magnetic resonance angiography), you should know that the dye has been linked to serious - and sometimes fatal - diseases known as Nephrogenic Sy

Gadolinium Lawsuit: What Damages Are Available?
As more information becomes known about the links between the contrast dye gadolinium and the diseases Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD), litigation over gadolinium use is increasing and the damages available i

Colorado Woman Sues GE Over Gadolinium Use
A Colorado woman who had undergone a simple MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is now suing GE Healthcare because the company's gadolinium dye left her with a painful, and often deadly, disease for which there is no cure. Unfortunately, there are many

MRIs & Gadolinium – Hundreds Already Injured; Lawsuits Continue In 2009
Gadolinium, the contrast agent used in MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiography), has been linked to a disease known as NSF/NFD (Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis or Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy). Several hundred people have already been injured and lawsuits over what manufactures knew, and when they knew it, continue to be filed in 2009.

500 Injured From Gadolinium Dye Used In MRIs Sue Big Pharmaceutical Companies

FDA Says MRI Agents Omiscan, Magnevist & Optimark Have Greatest Fatal Skin Disease Risk
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has said that a staff review of gadolinium contrast agents used in MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiography) found that GE Healthcare's Omniscan, Bayer AG's Magnevist and Covidien's Optimark carried the highest risk of patients contracting the often fatal skin disease NSF/NFD (nephrogenic sys