About this book
- Updates the first edition and includes completely new chapters
- Represents a unique and unparalleled source of information on the many different safety issues relating to the diverse contrast media
- Includes chapters on acute and delayed non-renal adverse reactions and on renal adverse reactions
- Includes the ESUR guidelines on contrast media
- Presented in a handy, easy-to-use format
In 1994 the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) set up a committee to consider the safety of contrast media used for diagnostic imaging. Subsequently the committee questioned members, reviewed the literature, proposed guidelines and discussed these proposals with participants at the annual symposia of the society. The end result of this work was the successful first edition of this book, published in 2006. This second edition not only updates the previous edition, but also contains some completely new chapters, for example on gadolinium-based contrast agents, meta-analyses in contrast media research and various regulatory issues.
Comprehensive consideration is given to the many different safety issues relating to iodinated, MR, ultrasound and barium contrast media. The text includes chapters on both acute and delayed non-renal adverse reactions and on renal adverse reactions. All those questions frequently raised in radiological practice are addressed, and the well-known ESUR guidelines on contrast media are included. This book, presented in a handy, easy to use format, provides an invaluable, unique and unparalleled source of information on the safety issues relating to contrast media.
Written for: Clinicians, practitioners/professionals, graduates in the fields radiology (all subspecialties), cardiology, nephrology, and pharmacology