Contrast Media pp 157-165 | Cite as

Effects of Iodine-Based Contrast Media on Thyroid Function

  • Aart J. van der Molen
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Iodine-based contrast media contain free iodide in the solution, which may cause thyrotoxicosis in at-risk patients with Graves’ disease or thyroid autonomy. Systematic evaluation of thyroid function in all patients before iodine-based contrast medium administration is not necessary. It may, however, be appropriate to identify patients with a known nodular goiter, and to recommend follow-up tests of thyroid function for up to 2 years after they receive iodine-based contrast media.


Iodine Deficiency Multinodular Goiter Contrast Medium Administration Urinary Iodine Excretion Radioiodine Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology C-2SLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands

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