Contrast Media In Children: Types And Dosage


MD, Radiologist, Tehran University of Medical Science and Health Services TUMS, Childrens Medical Center and Bahrami Hospital


Contrast media appear to act just as safe in children as  in adults. The risk factors are similar and the same safety measures should be taken. The main differences are related to contrast dose ,physiology of children in reaction , handling and eradication of contrast media and also types of approved media for use in children.
Whenever possible ,natural materials like air , water and saline should be used instead.
Choosing most appropriate contrast medium should rely on  safety, tolerability, and efficacy, which is approved in age-specific clinical trials and personal experience.