Standards for intravascular contrast administration to adult patients, Third edition

Reference: 
BFCR(15)1
Date: 
2015
Review Date: 
2018

The use of intravascular contrast in radiology continues to increase. The potential risks of intravascular administration of contrast must be weighed against the potential benefits. This document aims to provide guidance on how intravascular contrast may be used as safely as possible. These revised guidelines are necessary because of the ever-changing literature about both iodinated contrast media and gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs).

This document replaces Standards for intravascular contrast administration to adult patients, second edition (BFCR[10]4) and Gadolinium-based contrast media and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (BFCR[07]14).

**Please note that this document has been updated since publication – there has been a change to Appendix 4 regarding Gadobenate dimeglumine (MultiHance). The revision was published on 13 April 2015**