Intravascular contrast media and premedication

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Iodinated contrast media were first recognized and utilized in the 1920s, after researchers at the Mayo Clinic noted bladder opacification on abdominal radiographs in patients who had received intravenous sodium iodide for the treatment of syphilis. Because of this serendipitous discovery and because of the unique X-ray absorption of iodine, much investigation followed into developing a safe iodinated intravenous contrast medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadiology Life Support (RAD-LS)
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781351419932
ISBN (Print)0340741589, 9780340741580
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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