Hazards of

Computerized Tomography To the Editor.\p=m-\Thecomplications of diagnostic contrast radiography have not been sufficiently emphasized in the neurologic literature despite the fact that both cerebral arteriography and contrast-enhanced computerized axial tomography are frequently employed in the study of much intracra-

nial disease. In addition to the wellknown risk of anaphylaxis, these procedures pose the additional hazards of acute renal failure1.2 (especially in diabetics with elevated serum creatinine levels3), vagal and other neurologic reactions severe enough to cause hypotension,4 and cardiotoxic abnormalities manifested by disorders of atrioventricular conductivity and automaticity.5 Although the pathogenesis of these complications is unknown, prior assessment of risk factors such as azotemia, diabetes, and anemia, or administration of a total dose of contrast material

Cerebral vasculitis.

Hazards of Computerized Tomography To the Editor.\p=m-\Thecomplications of diagnostic contrast radiography have not been sufficiently emphasized in t...
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