The following uses for gadolinium are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I'd be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses (please use the feedback mechanism to add uses).
- used for making gadolinium yttrium garnets which have microwave applications
- gadolinium compounds are used for making phosphors for colour TV tubes
- CD disks
- superconductive properties
- solutions of gadolinium compounds are used as intravenous contrasts to enhance images in patients undergoing MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)