In 1994 the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) set up a committee to consider the safety of the contrast media used in radiology departments. Since then, the committee has questioned members, reviewed the literature, proposed guidelines, and discussed these proposals with participants at the annual symposia on urogenital radiology. This book represents the end result of this hard work.
It contains all of the agreed guidelines, updated when necessary, and thereby comprehensively covers the many different safety issues relating to the diverse contrast media: barium contrast media, iodinated contrast media, MR contrast media (both gadolinium-based extracellular and organ-specific) and ultrasound contrast media. The prevention and treatment of both acute and delayed non-renal adverse reactions as well as the renal adverse reactions are covered in detail.
The inclusion of all the ESUR guidelines within one book will offer an invaluable, unique and unparalleled resource.
This is an easy to read and very informative book on the use of contrast media in daily diagnostic practice. … In summary, this is a very useful book and a highly recommended resource text for every radiology department, it should be easily accessible not only for the ‘old’ staff radiologists but most importantly for those who are in training.
— Giampiero Beluffi, La Radiologia Medica