“Contrast agents are much less nephrotoxic than previously thought”, said Aart van der the current ESUR Contrast Media Safety Committee (CMSC) guideline. Renal adverse reactions to gadolinium-based contrast agents B How long should there be between two iodine-based contrast media injections for routine. The Contrast Media Safety Committee of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology is proud to present the 10th version of its Contrast Agent Guidelines.

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We would like to use cookies to better understand your use gudelines this website. Large doses of contrast medium given intra-arterially with first pass renal exposure. All iodine- and gadolinium-based contrast agents can be removed by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. No additional precautions are necessary for the fetus or neonate.

Intravenous IV contrast reaches the renal arteries after passing the right heart and the pulmonary circulation and is thus diluted. To reduce the risk of repeat reaction, use another contrast agent than the agent precipitating the first reaction.

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Patch and delayed reading intradermal tests may be useful to confirm a late skin reaction to contrast medium and to study cross- reactivity patterns with other agents. Metformin should be stopped from the time of contrast medium administration.

Use of a power injector.

Maculopapular rashes, erythema, swelling and pruritus are most guidepines. Patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Extra hemodialysis session to remove contrast agent as soon as possible after it has been administered is recommended.


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Some aspects have been adapted, but hydration remains a mainstay in kidney injury prevention. Refer to late adverse reactions section 1. The 10 th version of the Guidelines includes updated sections on acute adverse reactions, gadolinium contrast om and other gadolinium issues, post contrast acute kidney injury PC-AKI and myeloma and contrast media.

Effect of iodinated contrast media on thyroid function in adults. Eur Radiol ; 9: Gadolinium-based contrast agents B.

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Renal function assessment by questionnaire should be used if serum creatinine is not measured. Clinical features of NSF. Safety of ultrasound contrast agents. Safety of MR liver specific contrast media. Renal adverse guuidelines to gadolinium-based contrast agents B. Risk factors for skin reactions:.

Usage of cookies We would like to use cookies to better understand your vefsion of this website. Questionnaires to be completed by clinicians referring patients for examinations using iodine- or gadolinium-based contrast media.

Drug prophylaxis is generally not recommended. All other topics for which the Committee has prepared guidelines, including: Due to the use of responsive templates, the web version can be viewed on any size screen, tablet or even smartphones without the need for an additional application. Less optimal injection sites including lower limb and small distal veins. Recommendation for a questionnaire at the time of vuidelines.


For chest and brain examinations, either CT or MR may be done first. Emergency treatment may be needed. Time of examination B. No pharmacological prophylaxis with statins, renal vasodilators, receptor antagonists of endogenous vasoactive mediators or cytoprotective drugs has been shown to offer consistent protection against PC-AKI. Always record the name and dose of the contrast agent used in the patient records.

The patient has never been exposed to more than one agent.

Consider an alternative imaging method not using iodine-based contrast media. Iodine-based contrast medium Hemodialysis to remove the contrast medium is unnecessary for iodine-based contrast medium, but for gadolinium- based contrast medium. Our key aim of providing simple practical guidelines appears to have been fulfilled.

Last update April 17, Intravenous technique should always be meticulous using appropriate sized plastic guidelinnes placed in a suitable vein to handle the flow rate used during the injection. Serum creatinine eGFR measurement and clinical assessment of patient before administration: Be aware of the patients drug history.

Measure eGFR within 48 hours and restart metformin if renal function has not changed significantly. Most injuries are minor.