Iodothyronine and thyrotropin concentrations after iodoamide administration for angiographic studies

Rossella Emanuele, Giuseppe Robuschi, Annarita Tagliaferri, Lorenzo D'Amato, Mario Salvi, Angelo Gnudi, Attilio Manfredi, Tiziano Tecchio, Elio Roti

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In order to study the effect of iodoamide (a contrast medium widely used for urographic and arteriographic studies) on thyroid function, seventeen subjects were studied before and after arteriographic examinations employing this contrast compound. Serum concentrations of T4, T3, rT3 and TSH were not modified during the observation period by the administration of iodoamide. This finding is in contrast with the observation that iopanoic acid and ipodate, used for cholecystographic examinations, can reduce the serum concentrations of T4 and T3 with a concomitant increase in rT3. Therefore, iodoamide is not useful in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-594
Number of pages6
JournalLa Ricerca in Clinica e in Laboratorio
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1982


  • Iodoamide
  • Reverse triiodothyronine
  • Thyrotropin
  • Thyroxine
  • Triiodothyronine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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