Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 131-140

ESUR guidelines on contrast media

  • H. S. ThomsenAffiliated withDepartment of Diagnostic Radiology, Copenhagen University Hospital at Herlev Email author 
  • , S. K. MorcosAffiliated withDepartment of Diagnostic Imaging, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Since 1996 the Contrast Media Safety Committee of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology has released 15 guidelines regarding safety in relation to the use of radiographic, ultrasonographic, and magnetic resonance contrast media. The guidelines have been well received by the radiologic community in Europe and all over the world and comprise current standards for good practice at many institutions. The present report is an overview of the work accomplished by the European Society of Urogenital Radiology over the past 8 years. The committee has covered renal and nonrenal adverse events and other aspects of contrast media.


Contrast media Adverse reactions Safety issues Guidelines