Contrast Agents

Gadolinium Contrast Medium (MRI Contrast agents)

Dr Nick Ferris Prof Stacy Goergen What are the generally accepted indications for a gadolinium contrast medium injection? The gadolinium contrast agent increases the signal from tissues where there is increased blood flow, particularly in the setting of inflammation or neoplasm. The resulting improvement in contrast between normal and pathological tissue is often much higher... View Article

Iodine-containing contrast medium

Prof Stacy Goergen What are the generally accepted indications for ICCM? Iodine-containing contrast media (ICCM) are widely used in medical imaging to make hollow structures, such as blood vessels, the gastrointestinal tract, the subarachnoid space around the brain and spinal cord, and the interior of joints, visible on imaging studies like CT scans, angiograms, myelograms... View Article

Contrast Medium: Using Gadolinium or Iodine in Patients with Kidney Problems

Prof Stacy Goergen What is contrast medium? Contrast media are most frequently used in conjunction with CT and MRI. Iodine-containing contrast media are used for procedures involving X-rays, such as CT, angiography, coronary angiography, arthrography, myelography and gastrointestinal fluoroscopic studies. Gadolinium contrast agents are used for MRI studies. Both kinds of contrast agents act similarly,... View Article