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FDA Safety Communication: Concerns with Implantable Infusion Pumps in the MRI Setting

Implantable Infusion Pumps MRI injury lawsuits

A FDA Safety Communication has been released due to receiving reports of adverse events with the use of implantable infusion pumps in the Magnetic Resonance (MR) setting.  The reports involve injury and death and describe medication dosing inaccuracies and other mechanical problems with the pump. Implantable infusion pumps, along with an implanted catheter, are used […]

FDA Evaluates Risk of Repeated Use of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents for MRI

Recent publications show that deposits of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remain in the brains of some patients who have had four or more contrast MRI scans.  Generally the kidneys work to remove GBCAs from the body, but recent studies with humans and animals show that gadolinium can remain in the […]

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