Contrast Media

Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines

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

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Henrik S. Thomsen, Marie-France Bellin, Jarl Å. Jakobsen, Judith A. W. Webb
    Pages 3-11
  3. Sameh K. Morcos, Marie-France Bellin
    Pages 13-16
  4. June M. Raine
    Pages 17-21
  5. Peter Reimer, Rolf Vosshenrich
    Pages 23-27
  6. Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Giacomo Frati
    Pages 39-47
  7. Olivier Clement, Judith A. W. Webb
    Pages 51-60
  8. Henrik S. Thomsen, Fulvio Stacul, Judith A. W. Webb
    Pages 81-104
  9. Sameh K. Morcos
    Pages 105-109
  10. Judith A. W. Webb
    Pages 121-123
  11. Jarl Å. Jakobsen
    Pages 131-137
  12. Fulvio Stacul, Marie-France Bellin
    Pages 141-146
  13. Fulvio Stacul, Sameh K. Morcos
    Pages 147-156
  14. Sameh K. Morcos
    Pages 167-171
  15. Sameh K. Morcos
    Pages 175-180
  16. Aart J. van der Molen
    Pages 181-191
  17. Henrik S. Thomsen, Peter Leander
    Pages 193-200
  18. Henrik S. Thomsen, Georg M. Bongartz
    Pages 201-206
  19. Marie-France Bellin, Peter Leander
    Pages 219-225
  20. Michele Bertolotto, Raymond Oyen
    Pages 229-235
  21. Sameh K. Morcos
    Pages 239-242
  22. Michael Riccabona
    Pages 245-253
  23. Henrik S. Thomsen, Judith A. W. Webb
    Pages 257-274
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 275-280

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 ESUR 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, which was followed by an equally successful second edition in 2009. This third edition not only fully updates the previous edition, but also includes new chapters on complex topics such as use of contrast media in children and practical aspects of off-label contrast media use. The authorship includes members, past members, and non-members of the Contrast Media Safety Committee.


Comprehensive consideration is given to the many different safety issues relating to iodine-based contrast media, gadolinium-based contrast media, microbubbles for ultrasound, and barium sulfate. The text includes chapters on both acute and delayed non-renal adverse reactions and on renal adverse reactions. All of the questions frequently raised in radiological practice are addressed. This book, presented in a handy, easy-to-use format, provides an invaluable, unique, and unparalleled source of information.


Adverse reactions Contrast media Gadolinium Iodine Prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Henrik S. Thomsen
    • 1
  • Judith A. W. Webb
    • 2
  1. 1.Copenhagen University HospitalHerlevDenmark
  2. 2.Diagnostic Radiology Dept.St. Bartholomews HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36723-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36724-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4187
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