ACR Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media
This manual was developed by the ACR Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media of the ACR Commission
on Quality and Safety as a guide for radiologists to enhance the safe and effective use of contrast media.
The Committee offers this document to practicing radiologists as a consensus of scientific evidence and
clinical experience concerning the use of contrast media. Suggestions for patient screening, premedication,
recognition of adverse reactions, and emergency treatment of such reactions are emphasized. Its major
purpose is to provide useful information regarding contrast media used in daily practice.
ACR Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media. ACR Manual on Contrast Media. ACR Website 2015; 10: