Contrast Media Classification and Terminology

  • Henrik S. Thomsen
  • Marie-France Bellin
  • Jarl Å. Jakobsen
  • Judith A. W. Webb
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Current radiological imaging uses either electromagnetic radiation (X-rays or radiowaves) or ultrasound. Contrast agents may be used with all of these imaging techniques to enhance the differences seen between the body tissues on the images. This chapter deals with the classification of contrast agents and the terminology used to describe them.


Contrast Agent Iodine Atom Ultrasound Contrast Agent Gadolinium Contrast Agent Negative Contrast Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik S. Thomsen
    • 1
  • Marie-France Bellin
    • 2
  • Jarl Å. Jakobsen
    • 4
  • Judith A. W. Webb
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyCopenhagen University Hospital HerlevHerlevDenmark
  2. 2.Service de Radiologie Générale Adultes, Hôpital de Bicêtre Secteur Paul Broca Le Kremlin-Bicêtre CedexFrance
  3. 3.Consultant Emeritus, Diagnostic Radiology DepartmentSt. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of MedicineOslo University Hospital RikshospitaletOsloNorway

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