December 31, 2018

The question often comes up: what is DTPA (in fact what are any chelators) doing with Gd? The answer is recreating in vivo (literally in life - in actually in one's body) a GBCA. A number of sufferers, most in fact, recoil in horror at the idea we are recreating a GBCA...

December 20, 2018

Shouldn't the description of the risks of GDD be told in advance to all patients undergoing MRI, and not just target those who have already developed subtle disease?

Yes, I believe that more information should be provided to all patients. I have written several the peer...

December 18, 2018

Leaving patients high and dry and having to fend for themselves: one of the great wrongs committed by the allopathic medical community in the denial of Gadolinium Deposition Disease. There are many negative aspects to it.

Of the myriad of problems due to the failure to...

December 14, 2018

There appears to remain a general misunderstanding on chelators. In this post I will briefly address the relative strength of the bonds between Gd and the common chelators: DTPA, EDTA, DMSA, DMPS.

As I reported in an early blog on the stability constants of these chelat...

December 11, 2018

Can Symptoms of GDD be Aggravated with MRI Even Without GBCA Administration?

This question has come up on a few occasions, and also a few individuals have remarked that they have experienced this. They were symptomatic with GDD and therefore underwent noncontrast MRI, b...

December 10, 2018

For the longest time (meaning 2 years with GDD and 12 years with NSF) consideration was made that Gd presence in bone and skin represented simple deposition, simple replacement of Gd for Ca in bone, simple replacement of Gd for Na in sweat. Could it however be somethin...

December 5, 2018

   The immune system is a remarkably complex and interwoven system of various cells that serve either as action heroes, checks, and balances, the vast majority of these are classified together as the family of white blood cells. All components are essential to achieve...

December 3, 2018

Having been the director of MR services for a major university medical center for 25 years, I am very familiar with the MRI Screening form, that all centers have patients complete prior to undergoing an MR exam.

From that perspective, combined with the wisdom that comes...

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