What is Omniscan
Omniscan (gadoteridol) is a prescription medication used to help diagnose problems with the brain, spine, and nerves. Omniscan belongs to a group of medications called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents. MRI contrast agents are used to provide better images of the body’s organs and tissues.
MRI contrast agents work by making the tissues and organs being examined easier to see. gadoteridol is a type of MRI contrast agent called a “superparamagnetic iron oxide contrast agent.” This means that gadoteridol contains small particles of iron that are very magnetic. When these particles enter the body, they create a contrast (or difference) in the images taken by the MRI scanner. This makes it easier to see the tissues and organs being examined.
Omniscan is used to help diagnose problems with the brain, spine, and nerves. It is most often used to help diagnose problems with the brain and spine, such as tumors,
Benefits of Omniscan
and Its Uses.
Omniscan (gadoversetamide) is a medical imaging agent used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Omniscan is used to help diagnose problems with the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen. It is also used to help diagnose problems with the flow of blood through the veins and arteries. Omniscan is injected into a vein (intravenously) before an MRI scan.
MRI scans use powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the inside of the body. MRI scans are used to diagnose a wide range of medical problems, including tumors, injuries, and diseases.
Omniscan is a type of contrast agent. Contrast agents are substances that are used to improve the clarity of images taken during an MRI scan. Contrast agents help to make the images more distinguishable and help to highlight specific areas of the body.
Omniscan is a man-made, water-soluble contrast
Side Effects and Dosage of Omniscan
Omniscan (gadoterate meglumine) is a gadolinium-based contrast agent used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. Omniscan is used to help diagnose and monitor a variety of medical conditions. Omniscan is available as an injectable solution.
Common side effects of Omniscan include headache, nausea, and vomiting. Serious side effects include seizures, anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction), and renal failure.
Omniscan should not be used in patients with a history of seizures, anaphylaxis, or renal failure. It is also important to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before you receive Omniscan.
The recommended dosage of Omniscan depends on the reason for the MRI exam. typically, the dosage is 0.1 milliliter per kilogram of body weight.