August 2018

Gamechanging comprehensive five year CIRTACI Study on Immediate Hypersensitivity to Contrast Agents published by French researchers

A group of French researchers have finally completed a long-term study on the occurrence of Immediate Hypersensitivity (IH) in patients being injected with Contrast Media (CM). The multicentre study, which was recently published by The Lancet, was carried out in France and took place over the course of fourteen years, with five years having been dedicated entirely to data collection. Due to the rarity of severe reactions to Contrast Agents, 31 centres were involved in the study, enabling researchers to gather enough data for the comprehensive paper.