Contrast Media pp 113-120 | Cite as

Pregnancy and Lactation: Intravascular Use of Contrast Media

  • Judith A. W. Webb
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Iodine-based contrast media can be given during pregnancy. Neonatal thyroid function should be checked during the first week because of the potential for depressed thyroid function. Lactating women who receive iodine-based contrast media can breastfeed normally. The most stable macrocyclic agents should be used if gadolinium-based contrast media are given to pregnant women. Although only small amounts of gadolinium-based contrast media reach the milk, if a lactating woman receives one of the lower stability agents, breastfeeding should be discontinued for 24 h.


Amniotic Fluid Thyroid Stimulate Hormone Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Gadopentetate Dimeglumine Gadobenate Dimeglumine 
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