Contrast Media and the Central Nervous System

  • Peter Dawson
Part of the Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System book series (CLIN.MED.NERV.)


The soft tissues of the body, including those of the central nervous system, are poorly demonstrated on plain X-ray films and the need for agents which would enhance these images was perceived in the very earliest days of radiology (Wallingford 1953; Bull 1961). The story of the development of such agents in fact constitutes a fascinating sub-plot in the history of the subject. The rapid post-war development of neurosurgical techniques was a powerful impetus for further improvements in the potential of neuroradiological imaging and had a significant influence on the development of safer contrast agents (Bull 1961).


Contrast Agent Contrast Medium Cerebral Angiography Transient Global Amnesia Water Soluble Contrast Medium 
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