Contrast Media

Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines

  • Henrik S. Thomsen
  • Judith A. W. Webb

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. General Issues

    1. Peter Aspelin, Marie France Bellin, Jarl å. Jakobsen, Judith A. W. Webb
      Pages 3-9
    2. June M. Raine
      Pages 15-19
    3. Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Marzia Lotrionte
      Pages 31-39
  3. Iodinated and Gadolinium Contrast Media

    1. General Adverse Reactions

      1. Judith A. W. Webb
        Pages 43-51
      2. Henrik S. Thomsen
        Pages 53-60
    2. Renal Adverse Effects

      1. Henrik S. Thomsen
        Pages 63-80
      2. Sameh K. Morcos
        Pages 81-85
    3. Other Adverse Effects

      1. Judith A. W. Webb
        Pages 95-101
      2. Judith A. W. Webb
        Pages 103-105
      3. Sameh K. Morcos
        Pages 107-113
      4. Jarl Å. Jakobsen
        Pages 115-119
    4. Iodinated Contrast Media

      1. Fulvio Stacul
        Pages 123-127
      2. Peter Aspelin, Fulvio Stacul, Sameh K. Morcos
        Pages 129-138
      3. Aart J. van der Molen
        Pages 139-146
      4. Sameh K. Morcos
        Pages 147-152

About this book


In 1994 the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) set up a committee to consider the safety of contrast media used for diagnostic imaging. Subsequently the committee questioned members, reviewed the literature, proposed guidelines and discussed these proposals with participants at the annual symposia of the society. The end result of this work was the successful first edition of this book, published in 2006. This second edition not only updates the previous edition, but also contains some completely new chapters, for example on gadolinium-based contrast agents, meta-analyses in contrast media research and various regulatory issues.

Comprehensive consideration is given to the many different safety issues relating to iodinated, MR, ultrasound and barium contrast media. The text includes chapters on both acute and delayed non-renal adverse reactions and on renal adverse reactions. All those questions frequently raised in radiological practice are addressed, and the well-known ESUR guidelines on contrast media are included. This book, presented in a handy, easy to use format, provides an invaluable, unique and unparalleled source of information on the safety issues relating 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
    • 2
  • Judith A. W. Webb
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyCopenhagen University HospitalHerlev
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic Sciences Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of CopenhagenHerlevDenmark
  3. 3.Department of Radiology St. Bartholomew’s HospitalUniversity of LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72783-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72784-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • About this book