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New Contrast Media for Angiography: Their Benefits, Drawbacks, and Specific Indications

  • E. Schmiedel
Conference paper
Part of the Radiology Today book series (RADIOL.TODAY, volume 1)

Abstract

An outstanding characteristic of the “new” contrast media for angiography — also called the “new generation” of contrast media — is their low osmolality and consequent low osmotic pressure. Compared with conventional agents, the incidence of osmotic side effects is lower. Benefits are expected in the form of improved tolerance and reduced examination risk, especially in angiography when visualization of the arterial system calls for injection of large doses at high flow.

Keywords

Contrast Agent Contrast Medium Iodine Content Heat Sensation Conventional Agent 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Schmiedel
    • 1
  1. 1.Byk Gulden LombergChemische Fabrik GmbHKonstanzGermany

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