FDA Gadolinium Warning 6/08/06

In June 2006, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued what would be the first of three warnings on gadolinium contrast dyes. Following the publication of the Dutch NSF study in 2006, the FDA issued an alert to healthcare providers that gadolinium based agents had been tied to multiple cases of NSF. Although these cases were not limited to one gadolinium based contrast agent, three were most often associated with the onset of NSF. Those three were Ominiscan, Magnevist and OptiMark. At that time the FDA warned physicians to screen patients for kidney problems prior to using gadolinium based contrast agents during MRIs.
FDA Information for Healthcare Professionals PDF