March 9, 2017 | Thornton Law Firm What is gadolinium? Gadolinium is a chemical element used as a contrast agent in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) scans. Who takes it, and for what condition? Gadolinium-based dyes are injected into people who are undergoing MRIs and MRAs to improve scanning for abnormalities of body organs, blood vessels, and other tissues. How does gadolinium work? Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) enhance images in magnetic scans. Side effects Recent studies have found that deposits of GBCAs remain in the brains of patients who have undergone 4 or more MRI scans with contrast. The brain deposits were found long after the last administration of GBCAs. What can you do? If you believe that you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury as a result of a gadolinium MRI contrast dye, you may have valuable legal rights. Please call our toll-free number (1-888-341-1405) to discuss your case with one of our Massachusetts drug and medical device lawyers. Trust our Massachusetts gadolinium injury attorneys to help Contact the Boston law firm of Thornton Law Firm LLP online or at 1-888-341-1405 for a free consultation with a recognized leader in Massachusetts drug and medical device litigation. You have nothing to risk. We offer a fair and accurate assessment of your case.