Alternative MRI Contrast Agents

Alternative MRI contrast agents such as ferumoxytol may be considered when MR Angiography with a blood pool agent is needed for clinical management. (Note that there are no currently available gadolinium-based blood pool contrast agents.) Please see the UCSF ferumoxytol administration guidelines if you are considering this agent: Ferumoxytol Guidelines (docx)

Please see the dedicated webpage MRI Contrast – Gadolinium Policy for a more complete discussion of contrast guidelines and the risks of gadolinium.