Using contrast media is far from a black and white decision. Administering radiologists need to know what to check for to determine if a patient is at risk of an adverse reaction and how to react if one should occur. Henrik S Thomsen, director of the University of Copenhagen’s department of diagnostic sciences and a professor of radiology, presents a clear picture.
Contrast agents are widely used to improve the sensitivity of body imaging techniques. However, some agents can be detrimental to the health of patients with poor renal function, says Henrik S Thomsen.