NHE wrote: What was surprising was that the DMSA pulled out some gadolinium even though it had been roughly 10 years since my last MRI.
Looks like you're not alone on gadolinium sticking around, NHE.http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818077
"Hyperintensity in the DN and GP on unenhanced MRI may be a consequence of the number of previous Gd-CM administrations," lead investigator Tomonori Kanda, MD, PhD, said in a statement.
These new findings, said Dr. Kanda, raise the possibility that a toxic component of the contrast agent may remain in the body long after administration.
"Because gadolinium has high signal intensity in the body, our data may suggest the fact that the toxic gadolinium remains in the body for a long time, even in the normal renal function patient," he said.
Dr. Sclafani linked this on his thread....it's concerning.
Heavy metals affect the permeability of the endothelium, which could make the BBB more open.http://as.vanderbilt.edu/neuroscience/r ... oxicology/