Iodinated contrast media and their adverse reactions

Jagdish Singh, Aditya Daftary

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Cross-use of technology between nuclear medicine and radiology technologists is expanding. The growth of PET/CT and the increasing use of intravenous contrast agents during these procedures bring the nuclear medicine technologist into direct contact with these agents and their associated complications. A basic understanding of the occurrence, risk factors, clinical features, and management of these procedures is of increasing importance to the nuclear medicine technologist. After reading this article, the technologist will be able to list the factors that increase the risk of contrast reactions; understand ways to minimize the occurrence of contrast reactions; and develop a plan to identify, treat, and manage the reactions effectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Contrast reactions
  • Iodinated contrast media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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