In this small volume experts provide succinct answers to freuqently asked questions about the properties and handling of X-ray contrast media. It is an excellent reference source for all using these agents. Basic information is given on the development, toxicology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and clinical testing of contrast agents and in question and answer form on the problems and adverse events which may be associated with them. Most of the book is concerned with the most frequently used iodinated X-ray agents but there are useful sections on the magnetic resonance and ultrasound echo enhancing agents which are assuming greater and increasing importance. This book will be of interest to both radiologists and clinicians.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsFrom the contents: General Fundamentals.- Pharmaceutical Quality and Stability of Contrast Media.- Influence of Contrast Media on Organs and Vessels.- Determination of Risk Factors Regarding the Administration of Contrast Media.- Prophylactic Measures.- Informing the Patient Prior to Contrast Media Administration.- Administration of Contrast Media.- Adverse Reactions and their Pathophysiology and Management.- Clinical Use of Iodinated Contrast Media for the Visualization of Vessels, Organs and Organ Systems.- Contrast Media for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound