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Contrast radiology–not a dying art (Proceedings)


CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS


Definition: A medical contrast medium (or contrast agent) is a substance used to enhance the contrast of structures or fluids within the body in medical imaging.



Agents used most frequently:



Studies to be discussed:
     • Digestive system
     • Urogenital system
     • Intra-cavitary
     • Water soluble iodinated contrast medium-
          o ionic and non-ionic
          o non-ionic tend to me less toxic
          o basic configuation of all of them-benzene ring that has iodine attached to it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiocontrast
http://hsc.uwe.ac.uk/idis2/contrast_agents/CM%20Zip/ContrastMedia_Schering.pdf


Commonly used iodinated contrast agents
High osmolar (ionic) Ionic contrast media have higher osmolarity and more side-effects


Commonly used iodinated contrast agents
Low osmolar (non-ionic)


Commonly used iodinated contrast agents
Non-ionic contrast media, have lower osmolarity and tend to have less side-effects, such as Omnipaque, Ultravist, Visipaque, etc.




Properties
Barium (gastro-intestinal)


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