Safety essentials: Acute reactions to iodinated contrast media

Ramesh S. Iyer, Jennifer G. Schopp, Jonathan O. Swanson, Mahesh M. Thapa, Grace S. Phillips

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The objectives of this article are to review the diagnosis and management of acute nonrenal reactions to iodinated contrast media. We will begin by discussing the types of contrast media and their correlative rates of reaction. The mechanism of contrast reactions, predisposing risk factors, and preventative measures will then be discussed. The remainder of the article will review the assessment of potential reactions, initial management, and treatment algorithms for specific reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute reactions
  • Iodinated contrast


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