What is gadopentetate dimeglumine?

Gadopentetate dimeglumine is a contrast agent administered intravenously to enhance a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test of the brain, spinal cord or related structures. Administered by a healthcare professional, it interacts with the magnetic field created by the MRI machine and allows the doctor to see the tissues more clearly. Gadopentetate dimeglumine is a gadolinium-based molecule marketed under the brand name Magnevist. A generic form does not exist.

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