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Comment & Response
December 6, 2016

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Exposure During Pregnancy

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 

Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

JAMA. 2016;316(21):2275. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.17296

To the Editor Dr Ray and colleagues concluded that “Gadolinium MRI [magnetic resonance imaging] at any time during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of a broad set of rheumatological, inflammatory, or infiltrative skin conditions and for stillbirth or neonatal death.”1 Unfortunately, the authors did not take into account that not all gadolinium-based contrast agents are the same, and that the nature and safety profile of such agents changed over the course of their study.2

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