Radiocontrast Agent

Radiocontrast Agent

Radiocontrast agents are a type of medical contrast medium used to improve the visibility of internal bodily structures in X-ray based imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and radiography (commonly known as X-ray imaging). Radiocontrast agents are typically iodine or barium compounds.

Despite being part of radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) functions through different principles and thus utilizes different contrast agents. These compounds work by altering the magnetic properties of nearby hydrogen nuclei.

Read more about Radiocontrast Agent:  Adverse Effects

Other articles related to "radiocontrast agent, radiocontrast, agent":

Coronary Catheterization - Diagnostic Procedures
... visibility and it allows a clear, watery, blood compatible radiocontrast agent, commonly called an X-ray dye, to be selectively injected and mixed with the blood flowing within the artery ... Typically 3–8 cc of the radiocontrast agent is injected for each image to make the blood flow visible for about 3–5 seconds as the radiocontrast agent is rapidly ... The radiocontrast within the blood allows visualization of the blood flow within the arteries or heart chambers, depending on where it is injected ...
Radiocontrast Agent - Adverse Effects - Drug Interactions
... It has been recommended that metformin, an oral antidiabetic agent, be stopped for 48 hours following the intravascular administration of contrast media and that ...

Famous quotes containing the word agent:

    The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. It pays off slowly, your agent will sneer at it, your publisher will misunderstand it, and it will take people you have never heard of to convince them by slow degrees that the writer who puts his individual mark on the way he writes will always pay off.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)