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View in Spanish: Gadopentetato de dimeglumina

Gadopentetate dimeglumine (GAD-oh-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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.