Contrast Media pp 147-156 | Cite as

Effects of Iodine-Based Contrast Media on Blood and Endothelium

  • Fulvio Stacul
  • Sameh K. Morcos
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The effects of contrast agents on red blood cells and white blood cells have been shown not to be clinically important. High-osmolar contrast media can induce thrombosis after injection, mainly because of endothelial injury. However, all contrast media have anticoagulant properties, especially the ionic agents. There is general consensus that good technique is the most important factor to reduce thrombotic complications following angiography.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.S. C. Radiologia Ospedale Maggiore, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria “Ospedali Riuniti” di TriesteTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Diagnostic ImagingUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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