Contrast Media

Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines

  • Henrik S. Thomsen

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Classification and Terminology

    1. Peter Aspelin, Marie-France Bellin, Jarl Å. Jakobsen, Judith A. W. Webb
      Pages 1-4
  3. Off-Label Use of Medicines — Legal Aspects

  4. General Adverse Reactions

  5. Renal Adverse Effects

    1. Sameh K. Morcos
      Pages 47-51
  6. Other Adverse Effects

    1. Peter Aspelin, Fulvio Stacul, Sameh K. Morcos
      Pages 65-74
    2. Aart J. van der Molen
      Pages 75-82
    3. Judith A. W. Webb
      Pages 89-91
    4. Jarl Å. Jakobsen
      Pages 99-103
  7. MR Contrast Media

    1. Remy W. F. Geenen, Gabriel P. Krestin
      Pages 107-114
    2. Marie-France Bellin
      Pages 121-128
  8. Ultrasonographic Contrast Media

    1. R. Oyen
      Pages 131-135
  9. Barium Preparations

    1. Sameh K. Morcos
      Pages 139-141
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 143-173

About this book


In 1994 the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) set up a committee to consider the safety of the contrast media used for diagnostic imaging. Since then, the committee has questioned members, reviewed the literature, proposed guidelines, and discussed these proposals with participants at the annual symposia on urogenital radiology. This book represents the end result of this work. Each topic has been updated by individual members of the committee. The many different safety issues relating to the diverse contrast media: iodinated contrast media, barium contrast media, MR contrast media (both gadolinium-based extracellular and organ-specific) and ultrasound contrast media are comprehensively covered. The text includes chapters on the prevention and treatment of both acute and delayed non-renal adverse reactions as well as renal adverse reactions. Finally the official ESUR guidelines agreed upon by the whole committee are included. The book offers an invaluable, unique and unparalleled resource for safety issues related to contrast media.



MR and ultrasound contrast media adverse reactions classification contrast media contrast medium induced nephropathy iodinated contrast media radiology ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Henrik S. Thomsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology 54E2Copenhagen University Hospital at HerlevHerlevDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20448-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27742-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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