ACR updates contrast-media guide

Spotlighting fresh content on administering contrast to pregnant patients, updated patient-selection strategies and an entirely new chapter on contrast-enhanced ultrasound, the American College of Radiology on July 12 announced the latest version of its Manual on Contrast Media.

James Ellis, MD, outgoing chair of the college’s committee on drugs and contrast media, says the update was spurred by changes in technology and available scientific evidence.

Incoming committee chair Matthew Davenport, MD, adds that v10.3 incorporates “multiple practical changes that immediately should improve the practice of radiology by groups who follow these guidelines.”

The publication is available online in full for free.