ASCI 2010 contrast media guideline for cardiac imaging: A report of the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging guideline working group

Masahiro Jinzaki, Kakuya Kitagawa, I. Chen Tsai, Carmen Chan, Wei Yu, Hwan Seok Yong, Byoung Wook Choi

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Abstract

The use of contrast media for cardiac imaging becomes increasing as the widespread of cardiac CT and cardiac MR. A radiologist needs to carefully consider the indication and the injection protocol of contrast media to be used as well as the possibility of adverse effect. There are several guidelines for contrast media in western countries. However, these are focusing the adverse effect of contrast media. The Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, the only society dedicated to cardiovascular imaging in Asia, formed a Working Group and created a guideline, which summarizes the integrated knowledge of contrast media for cardiac imaging. In cardiac imaging, coronary artery evaluation is feasible by non-contrast MR angiography, which can be an alternative examination in high risk patients for the use of iodine contrast media. Furthermore, the body habitus of Asian patients is usually smaller than that of their western counterparts. This necessitates modifications in the injection protocol and in the formula for calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate. This guideline provided fundamental information for the use of contrast media for Asian patients in cardiac imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume26
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec

Keywords

  • Adverse effect
  • Contrast media
  • Injection protocol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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