Iodinated Contrast Agents Perturb Iodide Uptake by the Thyroid Independently of Free Iodide.

Perturbation of thyroid iodide uptake is a well-documented side effect of the use of iodinated contrast media (ICM) administered intravenously. This side effect is thought to be mediated by free iodide in ICM formulations, but this hypothesis has never been formally proven. The aim of the present study was to assess the validity of this hypothesis. Methods… CONTINUE READING