Contrast Reactions: Now What Do I Do?

Online Course

There are few clinical situations in most radiology practices or departments that require immediate medical intervention from a radiologist. The management of an adverse contrast reaction is one such situation. This online course will present six clinical scenarios to better prepare radiologists in identifying and managing severe contrast reactions until the necessary clinical help arrives.

Learn and earn credit at your own pace with unlimited access to this course through June 22, 2020. See below for learning outcomes and a list of modules and individual lectures.

Online Course

This course package offers 2 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online test.

ARRS Member price: $195
ARRS In-Training Member price: $99
Nonmember price: $499

Learning Outcomes and Lectures

After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify the signs and symptoms and know the appropriate management of adverse contrast reactions; and apply standard and acceptable alternative methods and doses of medications used in the prophylaxis of severe contrast media reactions in at-risk individuals. 

  • Clinical Scenarios/Overview—M. Parker, MD
  • Scenario I: Mild Physiologic Reaction to Contrast Media—​K. Beckett, MD
  • Scenario II: Contrast–Induced Bronchospasm—​K, Beckett, MD
  • Scenario III: Contrast-Induced Laryngeal Edema —​J. Pahade, MD
  • Scenario IV: Contrast-Induced Hypotension w/ Bradycardia—​J. Pahade, MD
  • Scenario V: Contrast-Induced Anaphylactoid Reaction—​G. Salazar, MD
  • Scenario VI: Pre-Medicated Patients/Shellfish Allergies—​M. Sakala, MD


The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  and 2.00 American Board of Radiology, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.