What is Gadavist?

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Gadavist (gadobutrol) is a contrast agent, a material that makes areas of the body more visible on imaging tests, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The active ingredient in Gadavist is a compound containing gadolinium, a metal molecule that moves in a particular way in a magnetic field, making it useful for MRI.

Gadavist improves the visibility of abnormal blood vessels and disruptions in the blood-brain barrier, the barrier between blood vessels in the brain and brain tissue that protects the brain from potentially harmful substances.

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