Free Contrast Media Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines (Medical Radiology Diagnostic Imaging) – 3rd Edition (2014 Release) pdf download

Free Contrast Media Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines (Medical Radiology Diagnostic Imaging) – 3rd Edition

Within 30 months of the release of both the first and second editions of Contrast Media: Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines, the book had sold out, even though more copies were printed than is usual for a radiology book, and at a time when electronic media have increasing impact. There have been changes in the field of contrast media since the second edition, mainly because of increased knowledge about current agents rather than because new agents have been introduced. We therefore decided to update the book and have a new edition, instead of reprinting the second edition. All of the chapters have been updated where appropriate and new chapters have been added.

Contrast Media Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines

Contrast Media Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines

The chapter on non-gadolinium-based contrast agents has been omitted because the manganese- and iron-based agents are currently not marketed. There is a new chapter on the hot topic of off-label use of contrast media. Previously a contrast medium was approved, for example, for intravenous administration for all applications, but now it must also be approved for use in different parts of the body, based on efficacy data. All the currently available agents are not approved for imaging all parts of the body. The radiologist must know whether the agent which is to be used is approved for the particular examination that is to be undertaken. If the agent is not approved, special informed consent must be obtained in some countries. Another new chapter deals with the use of contrast media in pediatrics. Off-label use is often necessary in pediatrics because contrast media are not usually evaluated in children. Also, when administering contrast media to children, it

CONTENTS; Contrast Media Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines

Part I General Issues
Contrast Media Classification and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Henrik S. Thomsen, Marie-France Bellin, Jarl Å. Jakobsen and Judith A. W. Webb
Requests for Imaging Using Contrast Media: What Information Must be Provided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Sameh K. Morcos and Marie-France Bellin
Off-Label Use of Medicines: Legal Aspects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

June M. Raine
Off-Label Use of Contrast Media: Practical Aspects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Peter Reimer and Rolf Vosshenrich
Pharmacovigilance: When to Report Adverse Reactions to Contrast Media. . . . 29

Doris I. Stenver
What is Required in Order to Get the Authorities to Approve a New Contrast Medium? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Doris I. Stenver
A Critical Review of Meta-Analysis of Adverse Events After Contrast Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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