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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



gadopentetate dimeglumine  listen  (GA-doh-PEN-teh-tayt dy-MEG-loo-meen)

  A substance used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help make clear pictures of the brain, spine, heart, soft tissue of joints, and inside bones. Gadopentetate dimeglumine is being studied in the diagnosis of cancer. It is a type of contrast agent. Also called Gd-DTPA and Magnevist.