Items tagged “contrast”

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Vicarious contrast media excretion

Vicarious contrast media excretion (VCME) refers to the excretion of intravascularly-administered water-soluble iodinated contrast media in a way other than via normal renal excretion. More rarely it may occur following oral contrast medium administration 6. Epidemiology The most common vicari...

Contrast media extravasation

Contrast media extravasation (CMEV) refers to the leakage of intravenously-administered contrast media from the normal intravascular compartment into surrounding soft tissues; it is a well-known complication of contrast-enhanced CT. It can also occur in MRI, but the complications are rare given ...

Gadolinium contrast agents

Gadolinium-based contrast media (GBCM), gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), or simply gadolinium contrast agents, are molecular complexes containing the rare earth metal gadolinium, chelated to a carrier ligand. They are a type of paramagnetic contrast agent, which are the primary class of...

Iodinated contrast-induced thyrotoxicosis

Iodinated contrast-induced thyrotoxicosis is rare and may occur in patients with pre-existing thyroid disease and through complications of thyrotoxicosis (e.g. cardiac arrhythmia) may be fatal. Patients with a normal thyroid gland are unaffected.  Patients with existing thyrotoxicosis should no...


Levovist (Bayer AG) is a first-generation ultrasound contrast agent composed of a microbubble solution filled with a gas that is easily visible on ultrasound scans 1,2. Levovist is commonly used as an ultrasound contrast agent in imaging the liver. The microbubbles in Levovist contain perflubut...