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Useful Websites related to Contrast Media Websites 1.
Introduction to Intravenous Radiographic Contrast is a concise summary
of the subject by Romell Dhadha, featured as a part of the Department of Radiology
Short Clerkship: Lectures. The material is available at http://www.vh.org/Providers/Lectures/RadiologyLectures/Dhada.html.
2. Contrast media Guidelines from the European Society of Urogenital
Radiology is a comprehensive reference for issues related to renal, non renal
and other reactions to contrast media. Available at http://www.esur.org/guidelines.cfm
from the official site of European Society of Urogenital Radiology, the material
has sections on renal adverse reactions, Non-renal adverse reactions as well as
Future ESUR Guidelines. An ESUR position statement on the use of gadolinium-based
contrast media for radiographic examinations is also available.
3. ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards focuses on the
best Radiodiagnosis & Imaging practice with quality and safety. The ACR practice
guideline for the use of intravascular Contrast media is accessible at http://www.acr.org/departments/stand_accred/standards/pdf/iv_contrast_media.pdf
From the portal Chest Xray.com http://www.chestx-ray.com/Practice/Contrast.html,
radiology contrast is dealt concisely under the following sections: General, Nonionic
vs ionic, Risk Factors, Severity of Reactions, Renal toxicity, Screening Creatinine
and Treatment. The portal http://www.chestx-ray.com/
comprehensively covers research, education. practice and resources.
5. A Simple Guide to the basics of contrast media is available in the
form of Guide notes at http://www.xray2000.f9.co.uk/Site3/contrast_media/contrast_media_introduction.htm.
The material available includes iodinated intravascular contrast agents, barium
sulphate, biliary contrast agents and handling Contrast media reactions and Allergic
Emergencies. Besides contrast media company links are available too.
Intravascular Radiographic Contrast Media: Issues for Family Physicians is
a comprehensive article featured in Journal of the American Board of Family Practice.
Authored by Robert B. Hash, from Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon,
Ga., the material is available at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/417832_1.
A mandatory registration is required. The topics covered include Conventional
intravascular radiographic contrast media, Toxicity and anaphylactoid reactions,
cardiovascular reactions, Delayed reactions and renal toxicity to Radiographic
contrast media, Contrast agents for MRI and Medicolegal issues.
As a part of the section on Radiology Decision Making in American
Academy of Family Physicians, "Adverse Reactions to Contrast Material: Recognition,
Prevention, and Treatment" is a topic authored by Thomas G. Maddox, from Saint
Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. This comprehensive overview is available
From Resuscitation Council (UK), London, UK, at http://www.resus.org.uk/siteindx.htm
are available a set of important and useful guidelines, medical information and
reports, covering issues related to resuscitation. Some of them include Resuscitation
guidelines, Core competencies in adult CPR and AEDs, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
guidance for clinical practice and training in hospitals, Emergency medical treatment
of anaphylactic reactions for First medical responders and for Community nurses.
9. An educative supplement on CT angiography with Multislice CT
and issues in Contrast is featured in Applied Radiology (Mar 2002).
Available after a compulsory registration, the material available at http://www.appliedradiology.com/backissues/issue.asp?ID=71,
covers important topics such as Optimizing contrast use in Multislice CT, Fast
CT in neurological imaging: contrast issues, Contrast multiplies Cardiac CT applications,
CTA of extremities: New approaches to scanning, Contrast use, New contrast administration
protocols: Safety considerations. A panel discussion is also available at the
10. A survey of Interactions between Contrast Media and
other Drugs is available in a table format at http://www.radiology-usz.ch/html/english/institution/kmEngl/km-interaktE3.htm.
The tabulated data takes in headings as Drug, contrast medium, mechanism, recommended
action and relevant bibliography.
point presentation on Contrast media is available from Indyrad at http://www.indyrad.iupui.edu/public/radsci/radhome/R103/2003%20R103%20Unit%20VII%20Contrast%20Media.ppt.
From eMedicine, comprehensive educative material on radiographic iodinated
contrast media (ICM) is obtainable at http://www.emedicine.com/radio/byname/contrast-medium-reactions-recognition-and-treatment.htm.
German Remedies (India) at http://22.214.171.124/sitemap.htm
has a variety of downloads available, including a basic MRI primer. Amersham
offers educative material in Clinical References at http://www.amershamhealth-us.com/medpro/clinref/,
plus a section on extravasation of contrast media a potential problem arising
from the use of power injectors.
A Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast for
Radiological Diagnosis titled Bubbles in Radiology - The State of the Art
is available at http://www.swchsc.on.ca/bubble/
after a mandatory registration. An Interactive Glossary of Contrast Ultrasound
by Peter N Burns and Harald Becher is available at http://www.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca/EchoHandbook/index.htm.
CT Contrast Media is a pdf format document offered at http://www.t2star.com/ct_1/ct_contrast_media.pdf
from Outsource by Bill Faulkner and Carolyn Rout. MRI Contrast Agents
is a basic primer authored by J. Ray Ballinger and available at http://www.mritutor.org/mritutor/contrast.htm.
Controversies and Consensus in Imaging and Interventions is a
new journal for medical imaging professionals in Europe, focusing on current issues
in interventional radiology, interventional cardiology and CT radiology. Available
after an initial mandatory subscription at http://www.c2i2.org/register/registerC2I2.aspx?page=confirm.html,
the journal is published three times a year.
Finally, here are few links
to the Contrast manufacturer and distributor sites (alphabetically arranged)
1. Acusphere: http://www.acusphere.com/
2. Amersham Health: http://www.amershamhealth.com/index.asp
3. Bracco: http://www.bracco.com/Bracco/home.htm
4. Berlex Laboratories: http://www.berleximaging.com/index.html
5. Cadila Pharmaceuticals: http://www.cadilapharma.com/
6. Dabur: http://www.dabur.com/
7. E. Merck (India) Ltd http://www.merck.co.in/
8. Guerbet: www.guerbet-group.com
9. German Remedies : http://126.96.36.199/sitemap.htm
10. Mallinkrodt: http://www.mallinckrodt.com/
11. Schering http://
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