Contrast Agents for MR Imaging

Ferenc Czeyda-Pommersheim, Diego R. Martin, James R. Costello, Bobby Kalb

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Contrast media are essential to the practice of MR imaging. An increasing variety of agents have been approved for clinical use, specific contrast agents can often be tailored to a specific clinical question. Compared with CT contrast media, MR imaging contrast is well tolerated with an excellent safety record and a low incidence of adverse events. In this article, we review the pharmacology, indications, and the common adverse events of the intravenous and oral MR contrast agents most commonly used in contemporary imaging practice, including gadolinium-based contrast, manganese and iron-based agents and the most common oral contrast agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-711
Number of pages7
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2017


  • Contrast-enhanced MR imaging
  • Contrast-related adverse events
  • Gadolinium-based MR imaging contrast
  • Iron-based MR imaging contrast
  • Manganese-based MR imaging contrast
  • Radiographic contrast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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