How Do Ionic Low Osmolality Contrast Media Work?

Reviewed on 1/10/2022

HOW DO IONIC/LOW OSMOLALITY CONTRAST MEDIA WORK?

Ionic/low osmolality contrast media are gadolinium-based contrast agents that are beneficial as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents. They utilize a rare, silvery-white earth metal called gadolinium.

Gadolinium has powerful magnetic properties that are important for MRI enhancement. During an MRI examination, a temporary magnetic field is created inside a person’s body. Low osmolality ionic contrast media enhance the MRI image quality for tissue differentiation in disease diagnosis.

HOW ARE IONIC/LOW OSMOLALITY CONTRAST MEDIA USED?

Ionic/low osmolality contrast media are gadolinium-based contrast agents used for identifying liver lesions.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF IONIC/LOW OSMOLALITY CONTRAST MEDIA?

An injection of ionic/low osmolality contrast media may cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF IONIC/LOW OSMOLALITY CONTRAST MEDIA?

Generic and brand names of ionic/low osmolality contrast media include:

  • Eovist
  • Gadoxetate
  • Gadoxetic Acid

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/contrast-media-ionic-low-osmolality

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