Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 131–140

ESUR guidelines on contrast media

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-005-0380-y

Cite this article as:
Thomsen, H.S. & Morcos, S.K. Abdom Imaging (2006) 31: 131. doi:10.1007/s00261-005-0380-y

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Contrast mediaAdverse reactionsSafety issuesGuidelines

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyCopenhagen University Hospital at HerlevHerlevDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic ImagingNorthern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustSheffieldUnited Kingdom