Use of non-ionic contrast media for tracheobronchography in neonates and young infants

Eur J Radiol. Sep-Oct 1990;11(2):120-4. doi: 10.1016/0720-048x(90)90160-d.


The paper describes the experience gained with tracheobronchography in 11 neonates and young infants with severe pulmonary disease--most of them on artificial respiration--using isotonic solutions of iopromide (17 series) and iotrolan (14 series). Both contrast agents were tolerated without any obvious problems when instilled into the lungs. Because of its higher content of iodine and greater viscosity, iotrolan was superior to iopromide as regards both the demonstration even of the more peripheral bronchial morphology and the duration of the contrast coating.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Bronchography*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Contrast Media*
  • Female
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Iohexol / administration & dosage
  • Iohexol / analogs & derivatives*
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Trachea / diagnostic imaging*
  • Triiodobenzoic Acids* / administration & dosage


  • Contrast Media
  • Triiodobenzoic Acids
  • iotrolan
  • Iohexol
  • iopromide