• In deciding to use a new intravascular contrast medium, the considerations should be patient safety, imaging efficacy, and cost. Balancing these factors, use can be estimated. With the new low-osmolality contrast media, particularly the nonionic media, the expected increased patient safety must be balanced against the much higher cost.
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