Gadodiamide is an injectable agent that doctors use when preparing patients for an MRI of the brain, spine or other area. This agent creates contrast on the output from the MRI so that doctors can more easily see tumors, lesions or other tissue abnormalities.
Patients with serious problems such as heart disease, kidney disease or seizure disorders might not be able to take this medication. Sometimes contrasting agents such as Gadodiamide can make these conditions worse. Patients with kidney disease should be especially concerned about taking gadodiamide because they may not be able to eliminate the medication from their bodies in a timely manner. This can lead to a serious illness and may cause further kidney damage.