What is mangafodipir?

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Mangafodipir is no longer available in the United States.

Mangafodipir is a diagnostic drug used to assist doctors in with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Mangafodipir is used specifically for MRIs of the liver. It is a contrast agent; it causes damaged tissue to show up more clearly in images resulting from the procedure. Its active ingredients are fodipir and manganese (II), and it is typically injected into a vein. It is sold under the brand name Teslascan, but can be administered only by prescription with a doctor.

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