Effect of iodinated contrast media on thyroid: a brief review

  • Şerife Mehlika Kuşkonmaz Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Güven Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Sema Yıldız Department of Radiology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, iodinated contrast media


In parallel to the increased use of computed tomography, iodinated contrast agents are increasingly becoming a source of excess iodide. Iodinated contrast agents may induce thyroid dysfunction in exposed patients, especially in the presence of an underlying thyroid disease. Thus, an ordinary dose of the contrast used for the imaging, can induce hyper or hypothyroidism in a patient with subtle thyroid disease. This review will briefly discuss the physiology of iodine and the clinical evaluation of iodine induced thyroid dysfunction.


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Author Biographies

Şerife Mehlika Kuşkonmaz, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Güven Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Sema Yıldız, Department of Radiology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Associate Professor

Department of Radiology


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How to Cite
Kuşkonmaz, Şerife and Yıldız, S. (2016) “Effect of iodinated contrast media on thyroid: a brief review”, Journal of Health Sciences, 6(1), pp. 12-15. doi: 10.17532/jhsci.2016.278.