ICM are drugs containing iodine that are given to patients to enhance the ability to see blood vessels and organs on medical images such as X-rays or computed tomography (CT) scans. These images provide greater detail when necessary to help health care professionals diagnose potential problems. ICM products can be given as injections into the veins, by mouth as a drink, or rectally.
Information on ICM
- FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA recommends thyroid monitoring in babies and young children who receive injections of iodine-containing contrast media for medical imaging
- FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA advises of rare cases of underactive thyroid in infants given iodine-containing contrast agents for medical imaging