Iodinated contrast agents are used for a variety of imaging procedures in radiology departments on a daily basis. However, how many imaging professionals are familiar with the factors that make a contrast agent ionic or non-ionic? Or how ionic or non-ionic properties affect osmolality? Or for that matter, what is osmolality?
If you answered, "I don't know" to any of these questions, then this program on the fundamentals of iodinated contrast is for you. Additional topics discussed include how contrast injections affect certain disease states, anaphylactoid and chemotoxic reactions, and treatment for anaphylactoid-type reactions.