The Contrast Media Safety Committee of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology is proud to present the 9th version of its Contrast Media Guidelines.
In 2014, the third edition of the book "Contrast Media: Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines" (Springer, Germany) was published. It provides the rationale for these guidelines.
The 9th version of the Guidelines includes new material about general acute adverse reactions (classification, recording reactions, warming iodine-based contrast agents) and renal adverse reactions (renal function measurement, multiple myeloma patients). New sections on pediatric and off-label use of contrast media and on sickle cell disease have also been added. Some of the headings and layout have been changed to make the guidelines easier to use: see the Quick Guide below about where to find key topics.
We hope that you like the new version, that it is helpful in your practice and that it will benefit all our patients.
ESUR Contrast Media Safety Committee (CMSC)
Henrik S. Thomsen, Chairman
NOTE: These CMSC Guidelines are based on evidence in the literature whenever possible. Where there is insufficient published evidence, guidelines are based on clinical consensus within the Committee.
Some CMSC Guidelines may differ from the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC, label), and/or guidelines drawn up by national and other radiological bodies.
LEGAL NOTICE: The Committee and authors of the 9th version of the CMSC Guidelines claim no responsibility for the content of the translated versions of the guidelines.
QUICK GUIDE TO THE CMSC CONTRAST MEDIUM GUIDELINES, VERSION 9.0
SECTION A: GENERAL ADVERSE REACTIONS
Includes material on:
• Acute adverse reactions to iodine- and gadolinium-based contrast media
• Management of acute adverse reactions to iodine- and gadolinium-based and ultrasound contrast agents
• Late adverse reactions
• Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF)
SECTION B: RENAL ADVERSE REACTIONS (CONTRAST MEDIUM INDUCED NEPHROPATHY, CIN)
Includes material on:
• Measurement of renal function
• Renal adverse reactions to iodine- and gadolinium-based contrast media
SECTION C: MISCELLANEOUS
All other topics for which the Committee has prepared guidelines, including:
• Pediatric use of contrast media
• Contrast medium extravasation
• Pregnancy and lactation
• Ultrasound contrast agents
• Barium contrast agents
• Off-label use of contrast media