Experiences of Dimeric and Polymeric Contrast Agents

  • U. Erikson
  • B. Ingelman
  • L. Björk
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For a long time there has been a search for new contrast agents which are harmless to the patient and which give improved diagnostic results. The so-called monomeric contrast agents very often cause the patients discomfort in the form of a sensation of heat and intense pain, and frequently also have effects upon the blood pressure and blood flow. Apart from the unpleasantness for the patients, this discomfort may give rise to involuntary movements and thus disturb the angiographic investigation.


Contrast Agent Iodine Content Barium Sulphate Thorium Dioxide Ionic Contrast Agent 
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  • U. Erikson
  • B. Ingelman
  • L. Björk

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