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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Spectre Haunting GE

Many MRI patients are injected with a GE dye to enhance images. If they have weak kidneys, they might develop a rare and sometimes fatal disease.

n May 2006 medical regulators in Denmark issued a warning that signaled trouble for General Electric (GE). Danish researchers noted that, over a four-year period, 25 patients in Denmark and Austria had suffered a rare and crippling disease after undergoing an MRI, the scanning procedure used to diagnose everything from brain tumors to blown knees.

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