June 13, 2007 – According to a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Medical Center and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital both in Ann Arbor, MI, allergic-like reactions to newer iodine-containing contrast agents (nonionic contrast media), are rare in children.

“Over the past 20 years, we have changed the type of iodine-containing intravenous contrast agents used primarily for computed tomography (CT) and intravenous pyelogram (IVP) examinations in both adult and pediatric patients. The nonionic contrast media that we now use have been studied extensively in adults, but not as much in children. We performed our study because we wanted to find out what the exact risk of allergic reactions to these newer contrast agents was in children,” said Jonathan R. Dillman, MD, lead author of the study.

The study evaluated 11,306 pediatric IV administrations of iodine-containing contrast agents over a seven year period. According to the study, acute allergic-like reactions were documented in 20 of the patients. Of these patients, 16 of the allergic-like reactions were categorized as mild, one as moderate, and three as severe. Six of the reacting patients had a history of allergic-like reactions, including two patients who had a history of reactions to iodinated contrast material. Five of the patients had a history of asthma.

For more information: www.med.umich.edu


Related Content

Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | By Christine Book

The vital, and growing role of contrast media, and the medical devices employed to inject the agent into the body ...

Time January 19, 2023
arrow
News | Radiology Business

January 18, 2023 — Addressing the growing demand for medical imaging and a shortage of radiologists, Bayer announced the ...

Time January 18, 2023
arrow
News | Contrast Media

December 5, 2022 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., has announced results from a ...

Time December 05, 2022
arrow
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

December 5, 2022 — -Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has entered into a ...

Time December 05, 2022
arrow
News | RSNA

December 3, 2022 — Results from its Orviglance Food Effect study were presented by Ascelia Pharma, a biopharmaceutical ...

Time December 03, 2022
arrow
News | Contrast Media

November 26, 2022 — Guerbet LLC, the US affiliate of Guerbet, a global leader in medical imaging offering a ...

Time November 26, 2022
arrow
News | Computed Tomography (CT)

November 26, 2022 — As international leaders in the field of Imaging gather for the 2022 Radiological Society of North ...

Time November 26, 2022
arrow
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

November 21, 2022 — You can keep your best guesses. Engineers at Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering ...

Time November 21, 2022
arrow
Feature | Contrast Media | By Shankar Khatkale

According to a recent study from market research firm Graphical Research, the global imaging agents market size is set ...

Time November 02, 2022
arrow
News | PET Imaging

October 19, 2022 — Blue Earth Diagnostics, a Bracco company and recognized leader in the development and ...

Time October 19, 2022
arrow
Subscribe Now