Contrast Agents



Contrast Agents


Lubdha M. Shah, MD










Isovue-M 300 is a myelography-safe contrast agent. Although contrast injection for pain management injections is extradural, intrathecal safe agents are advisable in the event of intradural injection.






Axial CT fluoroscopic image obtained during lumbar epidural steroid injection depicts a needle tip in the posterior epidural space with contrast outlining the triangular epidural fat image.


TERMINOLOGY


Definitions



  • Contrast agents are used for accurate localization of needle position, and spread of contrast agents aid in delineation of pertinent anatomy


IMAGING ANATOMY


General Anatomic Considerations



  • Contrast agent should outline intended anatomic location (e.g., epidural space)


Critical Anatomic Structures

Sep 22, 2016 | Posted by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY | Comments Off on Contrast Agents
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