MR Contrast Agents: A Review of Current Agents & Their Safety Profile (CME)

Program Summary

This Expert Forum Webcast reviews the benefits and strengths of the available extracellular fluid space gadolinium based MR contrast agents as well as provide an update on safety issues including NSF risk and the recently discovered concerns over gadolinium deposition in patients with normal renal function.

Following Dr. Tanenbaum's presentation, questions from the audience were taken in a moderated Q&A session.

Effective Date: 12/14/2015
Expiration Date: 12/14/2017
Estimated Completion Time:1 hour

This program was originally broadcast live as part of a Webinar sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Guerbet, LLC

This program has been supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Guerbet, LLC.


 Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR
Vice President & Medical Director Eastern Region
Director of MRI, CT and Advanced Imaging
RadNet, Inc

Learning Objectives

After completing this course the participant should be able to:

  • Increase their understanding of the various contrast agents now FDA approved and available in the US market.
  • Understand the chemical structure, indications and safety profile of the various FDA approved agents.
  • Develop a better understanding of how their selection of contrast can affect patient outcomes.

Target Audience

  • Radiologists
  • MD's
  • Related Imaging Professionals


Dr. Tanenbaum discloses that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Guerbet, Bayer and GE.

No individual at IAME who had control over the content of this program has relationships with Guerbet or any other commercial supporter.

Physician Accreditation

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA/PRA Category 1 CME Credits.™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Claiming CE Credit

To receive CME credits for participating in this CE activity you must successfully complete the online post examination. Online examinations return an immediate grade report. Upon receiving a passing grade of 70% or higher click continue and complete the evaluation form. To view and print your Statement of Credit click the Print/View Certificate link displayed from within your MyCE Archives page.

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