Safety of approved MR contrast media for intravenous injection.

  title={Safety of approved MR contrast media for intravenous injection.},
  author={Val M. Runge},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  volume={12 2},
  • Val M. Runge
  • Published 2000 in Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI
In the last 10 years, the use of intravenous contrast media in magnetic resonance (MR) has become well-established clinical practice. Contrast media provide critical additional diagnostic information in many instances. The gadolinium chelates constitute the largest group of MR contrast media and are considered to be very safe. These agents are thought to be safer than nonionic iodinated contrast agents. Unlike x-ray agents, the gadolinium chelates are not nephrotoxic. Minor adverse reactions… CONTINUE READING