Gadopentetate (Intravenous Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Gadopentetate is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent. Contrast agents are used to help create a clear picture of the body during MRI scans. MRI scans are a special kind of diagnostic procedure. They use magnets and computers to create images or “pictures” of certain areas inside the body. Unlike x-rays, they do not involve ionizing radiation. Gadopentetate is a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA).
Gadopentetate is given by injection before MRI to help diagnose problems in the brain, spine, head, neck, and other parts of your body.
This medicine is to be used only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.