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If You Have Had a Contrast Reaction: What you need to know about premedication

If You Have Had a Contrast Reaction: 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
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2014
Revision Date
07/2021
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General Subject
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject/Keyword
Radiology
Risk Factors
Risk Reduction
Languages
Chinese
English
Korean
Russian
Spanish
Vietnamese
Record ID
4228