Contrast Media pp 167-171 | Cite as

Pulmonary Effects of Iodine-Based Contrast Media

  • Sameh K. MorcosEmail author
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Water soluble iodine-based contrast media may increase the airway resistance, the pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), and also the permeability of the microcirculation. The pathophysiology of these effects and their clinical importance are discussed in this chapter.


Pulmonary Artery Pressure Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Airway Resistance Radiographic Contrast Medium Human Lung Mast Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Diagnostic ImagingUniversity of SheffieldSheffield, S36 2TSUK

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