Published online Sep 28, 2017. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v9.i9.339
Peer-review started: February 2, 2017
First decision: May 11, 2017
Revised: June 14, 2017
Accepted: June 19, 2017
Article in press: June 20, 2017
Published online: September 28, 2017
Core tip: Radiologists have to be oriented with the potential hypersensitivity reactions of radiographic and magnetic resonances contrast media (CM) and able to recognize high-risk groups liable to develop such reactions. Effective management plans have to be ready to implement should these scenarios emerge. Strategies to prevent potential contrast-induced acute and delayed renal injuries have to be exercised. Caring for special considerations as well as other fragile populations is of utmost importance for patients’ safety. Moreover, radiologists should be oriented with the medico-legal issues related to use of CM. These will be conveyed as improved patients’ safety and safe radiology practices.