The Choice of Contrast
The importance of contrast media selection.
There are many considerations to iodinated contrast medium selection
A number of patient challenges may affect the selection of an appropriate contrast medium.
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With more than 30 years of experience in providing diagnostic imaging solutions, GE Healthcare offers iodinated contrast media, with a choice of osmolality, that help meet the individual needs of your patients.
Important Risk and Safety Information
Dehydration is dangerous and may lead to acute renal failure in patients with advanced vascular disease, congestive heart disease,diabetes, and others, such as those on medications that alter renal function and the elderly. Patients should be adequately hydrated prior to and after imaging. Dose adjustments in renal impairment have not been studied for iodixanol and iohexol. The possibility of a reaction, including serious, life threatening, fatal, anaphylactoid, cardiovascular (CV) or central nervous system reactions, should always be considered. The possibility of an idiosyncratic reaction in susceptible patients should always be considered. The susceptible population includes, but is not limited to,patients with a history of a previous reaction to contrast media, patients with a known sensitivity to iodine per se, and patients with a known clinical hypersensitivity: bronchial asthma, hay fever, and food allergies. After parenteral administration of a contrast agent, competent personnel and emergency facilities should be available for at least 30 to 60 minutes since severe delayed reactions have occurred.