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If you have had a contrast allergy: What you need to know about premedication  
Abstract:  This handout is for patients who have had a moderate or severe allergic reaction when they received contrast in the past, who are scheduled for an imaging study that uses contrast materials. The scans discussed are a computed tomography (CT) scan that uses iodinated contrast (X-ray dye) and a magnetic resonance (MR) scan that uses a gadolinium contrast agent. Premedication is explained as a way to prevent another allergic reaction for most patients.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2014, June 1, 2014
UWMC Availability:  Radiology/Imaging Services
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Specific Subject(s):  Risk Reduction; Risk Factors; Radiography
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Korean; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

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