20.03.2009 МРТ головного мозга: Контрастирование КАЖДОГО пациента насущная необходимость!


Если мы будем контрастировать

Если мы будем контрастировать всех, то и гипердиагностика начнется, и излишняя операционная активность возрастет. Со всеми вытекающими последствиями. Потом, конечно, все устаканится.... Не очень хорошо видно, похоже на маленькую менингиомку? 


Pasenov: [Контрастирование

Pasenov: [Контрастирование "КАЖДОГО" пациента насущная необходимость!]

Уважаемый коллега, Вы очень заблуждаетесь, если счиатете что гадолиний надо давать КАЖДОМУ пациенту. В 2006 году были пересмотрены многие cтандраты и рекоммендации по данному вопросы, после того как в многих клиниках по всему мира начали фиксировать случаи NEPHROGENIC SYSTEMIC FIBROSIS, после введения гадолиния. ACR (Американская ассоциация радиологов) издала специальную брошюру и пересмотрела свои рекоммендации по данному вопроcy. Вы можете с ними ознакомится на главной странице ACR; или посмотреть файл, который я добавил в вложения.

Конкретно по представленому Вами случаю, такие находки на FLAIR, требует дальнейшего исследования с контрастированием. В этом случае, я с вами абсолютно согласен.



Почитайте пожалуйста выдержки из некоторых официальных ресурсов в интернете по данной тематике:


Recently, it has been reported [1, 2] that a serious adverse reaction called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) may occur after exposure to the extracellular nonionic low osmolar gadolinium-based contrast agent gadodiamide (Omniscan®, GE Health Diagnostic, Amersham, United Kingdom). Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis was recognized in 1997 in California [3]. The typical patient is middle-aged and has end-stage renal disease (ESRD) [4]. Most patients, but not all, are on regular dialysis treatment. The typical course begins with subacute swelling of distal parts of the extremities followed during subsequent weeks by severe skin induration and sometimes anatomical extension involving thighs, antebrachium, and lower abdomen. The skin induration may be aggressive and associated with constant pain, muscle restlessness, and loss of skin flexibility. In some cases, NSF leads to serious physical disability including wheelchair requirement. NSF was initially observed in and thought to solely affect the skin—therefore, it was initially called nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy—but it is now known that several organs such as liver, lungs, muscles and heart may be involved. Organ involvement may explain the suspected increased mortality of NSF patients [4].
Grobner was the first to propose that MR contrast media containing Gd might be a trigger of NSF [2]. Marckmann [1] reported 13 patients who had been exposed to gadodiamide prior to the development of NSF. The authors could not identify any other common exposure/event. The delay from exposure to first sign of the disease was 2–75 days (median 25 days). Odds ratio for acquiring the disease if gadodiamide-exposed was 32.5 (95% CI: 1.9–549.2) (p < 0.0001). Seven patients (54%) became severely disabled and one died 21 months after exposure. Evenepoel et al. reported already in 2004 two cases of severe NSF [5]. A common factor for the three European reports is that all 20 patients had had gadodiamide ([6]; Oyen, personal communication, August 2006). The official site of the nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD/NSF) registry [3] states that all registry cases, in which records can be located, have at least one known exposure to gadolinium within 2 to 8 weeks prior to clinical symptoms. However, it is not mentioned to which gadolinium-based contrast agent the patients had been exposed. In a personal communication, Dr. Cowper writes that the registry has information that the majority had had gadodiamide.
In August 2006, all members of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) received an electronic mail asking them to report cases of NSF to the chairman of the ESUR contrast media safety committee in request for material for the upcoming meeting of the committee. The complete material will be analyzed, but already within 1 week three striking responses were obvious: (1) I have never heard about NSF (most frequent answer); (2) we have never seen a case of NSF; (3) yes, we have seen cases of NSF after administration of Gd-based contrast media. If the answer belonged to group 2 or 3, the responder was asked which contrast agent they had used. In Europe, it turned out that all patients who developed NSF had had gadodiamide within a few weeks before developing NSF. In the US, the overwhelming majority of patients who had had a gadolinium agent had had gadodiamide. Four patients may have had one of the other agents with a linear chelate (gadoversetamide and gadopentate dimeglumine). It was unclear what the rest had had; it will be checked, but it may be difficult as some of the examinations took place outside the contacted institution and some had multiple injections of various agents.
Based on the obtained information, it seems appropriate to draw the following conclusions:

     It is striking that many radiologists were unaware that nephrogenic systemic fibrosis may be a serious late adverse reaction to gadolinium-based contrast media despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning 8 June 2006 [7]. Furthermore, the warning from the vendor of gadodiamide issued 6 June 2006 [8] had not been distributed in several countries. No other vendors have issued a warning. 

    * More than 150 patients have developed NSF after exposure to a Gd-based contrast medium. The overwhelming majority (∼90%) had had gadodiamide with certainty. Regarding the remaining patients it is still unknown what they had. At least three patients, who developed NSF, had gadodiamide after 8 June 2006. Two patients got it in August 2006.
    * NSF after exposure to gadodiamide has been seen in Caucasian and Afro-Americans. It has been observed also in the United Kingdom, USA, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Austria and Denmark. The patients were either on dialysis or had reduced renal function (highest GFR reported: 20 ml/min.).
    * There are no reports of NSF in patients with normal kidney function. Around 200 million patients have had injections of a gadolinium-based contrast agent since the early 1980s. A population of more than 30 million patients has received gadodiamide. So, in patients without ESRD, all gadolinium-based contrast agents seem to be safe.
    * Exposure to a gadolinium-based contrast agent cannot be documented in all patients developing NSF.

Gadodiamide is almost exclusively excreted renally and therefore has a markedly prolonged half-life in renal failure patients, including dialysis patients [9]. The molecular structure of chelate (DTPA-BMA) binding Gd is linear. Gadodiamide formulation differs from most other non-tissue specific extracellular MR imaging agents on the European market by having an excess chelate (12 mg/ml) and being less stabile [9]. The excess chelate is considered necessary because of the possibility of transmetallation with endogenous ions [9]. Transmetallation results in release of free Gd+++, which is extremely toxic, but it can also cause binding of other ions. Agents susceptible to transmetallation have the largest amount of excess chelate. Thus, it seems possible that transmetallation is easier with gadodiamide than in other gadolinium-based contrast agents [10]. Of course, transmetallation is more likely to occur when gadolinium-based agents remain inside the body for a long period as is the case in patients with renal failure. Whether transmetallation plays a crucial role in the development of NSF in patients with renal failure remains unproven [1].
Several NSF cases reported by Marckmann [1] were exposed to gadodiamide earlier without developing signs of NSF. This observation suggests that gadodiamide was a necessary, but not a sufficient cause of NSF. Certain other factors must have played a role, but they were not able to identify any such cofactor. Also, the fact that NSF can develop in patients in whom it cannot be documented that they have had a gadolinium-based agent speaks in favour of a cofactor.
NSF is a serious late adverse reaction in patients with end-stage renal failure or on dialysis. Recently published reports [1, 2, 5] and a simple and rapid survey suggest a possible causal relationship between gadodiamide and NSF. Whether other gadolinium-based contrast agents can trigger the development of NSF is not yet clear. There are no published reports at the time of writing (September 2006). Careful analyses of the current data as well as new research are strongly warranted. All radiologists should be informed about this serious late adverse reaction. Cases with a positive history of exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents should be reported to the National Medicines Agencies. The ESUR Contrast Media Safety Committee ( will appreciate receiving information. Adverse events to gadolinium contrast agents can also be reported at At this stage, based on the available information, gadodiamide should not be administered to patients with renal impairment, including those on dialysis.

Marckmann P, Skov L, Rossen K et al (2006) Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: suspected etiological role of gadodiamide used for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. J Am Soc Nephrol 17:2359–2362 [PubMed].
Grobner T (2006) Gadolinium—a specific trigger for the development of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis? Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1104–1108 [PubMed].
Cowper SE (2001–2006) Nephrogenic fibrosing demopathy [NFD/NSF website]. Available at Accessed 27 Aug 2006.
Mendoza FA, Artlett CM, Sandorfi N, Latinis K, Piera-Velazquez S, Jimenez SA (2006) Description of 12 cases of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy and review of the literature. Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:238–249 [PubMed].
Evenepoel P, Zeegers M, Segaert S et al (2004) Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy: a novel, disabling disorder in patients with renal failure. Nephrol Dial Transplant 49:469–473 [PubMed].
Grobner T (2006) Erratum - Gadolinium - a specific trigger for the development of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis? Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1745 .
Food and Drug Administration (2006) Public Health Advisory: gadolinium-containing contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Omniscan, OptiMARK, Magnevist, ProHance, and MultiHance. Available at Accessed 07 Sept 2006.
Flaten H (GE Healthcare) (2006) Dear Healthcare Professional. Accessed 07 Sept 2006.
Thomsen HS (ed) (2006) Contrast media. Safety issues and ESUR guidelines. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York .
Behra-Miellet J, Gressier B, Brunet C et al (1996) Free gadolinium and gadodiamide, a gadolinium chelate used in magnetic resonance imaging: evaluation of their in vitro effects on human neutrophil viability. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 18:437–442 [PubMed].


A Здесь размещена информация пациентам, что бы они знали куда обращатся, если захотят подать в суд по поводу необснованого применения контрастирования гадолинием.

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized the potentially fatal link between gadolinium exposure and the onset of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis / nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NSF/NFD). Contrast agents with gadolinium are used during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) procedures to help doctors better distinguish between abnormal and normal tissue growths. 

The first side effects of gadolinium were discovered in 1997; since then, more than 1,000 cases have been diagnosed worldwide. A recent Yale report stated that 95 percent of people suffering from NSF/NSD had undergone an MRI involving a gadolinium-based contrast agent. All known cases of the disease involve patients suffering from severe kidney dysfunction.

NSF/NSD causes fibrosis of the skin and connective tissues throughout the body. Patients may experience skin hardening, which leads to decreased mobility of the joints. NSF/NSD can also affect the diaphragm, thigh muscles, lower abdomen and lung vessels. The disease may lead to severely restricted movement, breathing troubles and, in some cases, death. There is currently no consistently effective treatment for NSF/NSD.

The symptoms of these gadolinium side effects can appear relatively quickly following a single procedure or can take over a year to present. Common symptoms of NSF/NSD include:

  • Burning, swelling, itching and hardening of the skin.
  • Reddened or darkened patches on the skin.
  • Raised yellow spots on the whites of the eyes.
  • Inability to properly straighten the arms, hands and legs.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Deep hip bone or rib pain.

Types of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

The FDA originally approved the first gadolinium-based contrast agent in 1988; today, five such drugs are on the market. Although Omniscan is used most often, the FDA has yet to determine if one gadolinium-based contrast agent poses a greater risk of NSF/NSD than the others. The five available agents are:

  • OptiMARK (gadoversetamide), manufactured by Mallinckrodt.
  • ProHance (gadoteridol), manufactured by Bracco.
  • Magnevist (gadopentetate dimeglumine), manufactured by Bayer Healthcare.
  • MultiHance (gadobenate dimeglumine), manufactured by Bracco.
  • Omniscan (gadodiamide), manufactured by GE Healthcare.

The strong, documented connection between gadolinium exposure and NSF/NSD has led the FDA to require that black box warnings (the government’s strongest warning) be placed on all drug packaging and literature to better alert doctors and patients. 

Legal Recourse

The gadolinium lawyers at Levin, Simes, Kaiser & Gornick have years of experience protecting their clients’ rights. Due to the link that has been established between gadolinium-based contrast agents and NSF/NSD, a drug company that manufactures these agents could face a gadolinium lawsuit since it may be liable for any injury or death associated with its drugs. In the past, courts have determined that drug companies that manufacture potentially lethal drugs without sufficiently warning doctors and patients about the possible side effects are guilty of negligence. 

If you or someone you know has experienced symptoms associated with NSF/NSD following an MRI or MRA involving a gadolinium-based contrast agent, contact Levin, Simes, Kaiser & Gornick at (800) 901-4001. These gadolinium lawyers have years of experience helping people understand their legal rights.


end-stage renal disease

The typical patient is middle-aged and has end-stage renal disease (ESRD) [4]. Most patients, but not all, are on regular dialysis treatment. - это выражение я перевожу как "обычно эти пациенты среднего возраста и имеют последнюю стадию какого либо почечного заболевания", "больинство из них находиться на диализе"....

выимеете  ввиду такую группу больных ? ну это же крайности...


  * There are no reports of

  * There are no reports of NSF in patients with normal kidney function. - Нет сообщений о  нефрогенном ситемном фиброзе у пациентов с нормальной функцией почек. - Довольно оптимистичная фраза!   Конечно, прежде чем давать контраст людям с почечной недостаточностью, надо хорошо подумать. Спасибо Марио за сообщение, если теперь возникнет такая проблема, предпочту отказать (или обЪяснить пациенту вероятность осложнения).

Конечно, надо по показаниям контрастировать, хотя бы даже и из финансовых соображений. 

Недавно пациентка была с микроаденомой гипофиза, делала контрольное обследование с контрастом (прошлый раз не у нас). Контраст у нас вводит анестезиолог, спрашивает всегда про аллергию, как переносился препарат ранее. Все ОК. Сделали. Выкатываем - она чешется вся. Говорит - а прошлый раз даже сыпь была. Спрашиваем - почему не сказала, когда спрашивали? Ответ: А чего жаловаться, все равно делать надо! Слава Богу, обошлось все. Были шокированы, конечно. 


 Друзья, я не хочу никого

 Друзья, я не хочу никого пугать! Когда надо давать контраст-мы его даём. Я просто выложил информацию, о которой я более чем уверен, мало кто знает. И задумайтесь ещё об одном вопросе: всем пациентам которым мы даём гадолиний, мы сначала делаем лабораторные тесты на предмет оценки функции почек?
 В КТ да, я никогда (!) не беру пациентов на КТ без выполненного анализа креатинина и мочевины! За 6 лет работы в КТ, "словил" 5 пациентов с почечной недостаточностью, о которой сами пациенты даже не подозревали.


Контрастирование в МРТ

 Ребята, ксатати, сколько стоит у вас контраст для МР и КТ исследований? У нас вопрос о контрастировании продиктован в первую очередь финансовыми возможностями пациента, а уже во вторую очередь диагностической необходимостью. 15 мл контраста для МРТ стоит 50 долларов.


Раньше аптека давала нам

Раньше аптека давала нам контраст на продажу по 50$ за 10 мл, потом дали по 125$ за 7,5 мл! (другой). Потом мы сломались. В частной клинике не разделяют исследование и стоимость контраста, голова с 10 мл контраста примерно 125 долларов, с 15-ю подороже, не помню точно. Так что вы еще кучеряво живете!  


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