Intravenöse anwendung von jodiertem, nichtionischem, nieder- bis isoosmolarem kontrastmittel: Sicherheitsaspekte

Translated title of the contribution: Intravenous administration of iodinated, non-ionic, low or isoosmolar contrast media: Safety aspects

Sylvia Metz-Schimmerl, V. Metz, H. Domanovits, W. Schima, C. Herold

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Abstract

It is the purpose of this review to provide information about the safe use of intravenously administered, iodinated, non-ionic, low or isoosmolar contrast media for radiological examinations, how to avoid adverse events, and how to react professionally in case of an anaphylactic reaction. Methods of prophylaxis and therapy for anaphylactic and chemotoxic effects of contrast media administration as well as absolute and relative contraindications are discussed. Medico-legal considerations of contrast agent administration, informed consent of patients, and methods of risk management for undesired contrast media reactions are considered in this article. Establishment of adminstration standards for contrast media is of tremendous importance to standardize radiological procedures. This basic radiological documentation is part of the institutional and individual legal safety management.

Translated title of the contributionIntravenous administration of iodinated, non-ionic, low or isoosmolar contrast media: Safety aspects
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Rontgenstrahlen und der Bildgebenden Verfahren
Volume174
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2002

Keywords

  • Anaphylactic side effects
  • Contrast media
  • Risk management
  • Safety aspects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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