Toxicity of MRI and CT contrast agents

  title={Toxicity of MRI and CT contrast agents},
  author={Kendra M. Hasebroock and Natalie J. Serkova},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism \& Toxicology},
  pages={403 - 416}
Anatomical and physiological imaging using CT and MRI are playing a critical role in patients’ diagnosis, disease characterization and treatment planning. CT- and MRI-based protocols increasingly require an injection of iodinated CT and gadolinium (Gd)-based MRI contrast media. Although routinely used in clinical practice, iodinated and to a less extent Gd-based contrast media possess side effects: life-threatening contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is associated with CT and nephrogenic… 

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